Historic Homes

Dated 1745, this colonial "saltbox" home retains many period features, blending the character of early New England architecture with discrete modern additions. Reproduced with permission. Photo courtesy of Deb Key (click image to enlarge).
The Society receives many inquiries from people interested in the unique history of their own home or other old buildings in our lovely town. In 1997, The State Historic Commission surveyed a representative selection of historic properties. This book is available at the Avon Free Public Library. Since that time some of the identified buildings have been renovated while others no longer exist. All properties change over time as a town grows, and as people move on, so we were very fortunate that a local Eagle Scout, Micah Rahardjo, updated this report in 2017.

In keeping with the way people frequently access records online, scans of these reports and plans have been digitized. Photographs were taken for listed buildings still standing but, even in the span of 20 years, several have been demolished. You may view these records by visiting the Avon Library’s website or accessing the Connecticut Digital Archive and searching for Avon Historic Homes then entering the street name for the specific property you are interested in. You may also click here to view a representative list of historic homes that is updated periodically.

If you would like more information or have some additional research to contribute, please contact us or make an appointment to visit the Marion M. Hunter History Room at the Avon Public Library. History is a two-way process of discovery so the mutual sharing of our community records is vital for future generations.