Edgerton (Hamden and New Haven, Connecticut)
Edgerton, wall, gate, and gatehouse (1909).
|Location||75 Cliff Street, New Haven, Connecticut|
|Coordinates||41°20′3″N 72°55′36″W / 41.33417°N 72.92667°WCoordinates: 41°20′3″N 72°55′36″W / 41.33417°N 72.92667°W|
|Area||20 acres (8.1 ha)|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival, Country Place Era landscape|
|NRHP Reference #||88001469|
|Added to NRHP||September 19, 1988|
It is site of the demolished Victorian home of Eli Whitney II, known as "Ivy Nook". In 1909, it became the estate of industrialist Frederick F. Brewster, with a new Tudor-style mansion constructed named “Edgerton” for its location on the edge of town. The mansion was demolished in 1964, pursuant to Brewster's wishes, after the death of his wife, and the property was donated to the city. The present landscape was designed by Robert Storer Stephenson in 1909.:4,6
The property was listed as historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. In 1988, the district included seven contributing buildings, eight other contributing structures, and one contributing object.
The Sarah T. Crosby Conservatory in the Community Greenhouses features a rain forest exhibit, a dry landscape with desert plants, and orchids.
Edgerton Park Conservancy
Edgerton Park Conservancy is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the needs of Edgerton Park. It works to restore and maintain the buildings and grounds, and offers education programs for schools and the community in the Conservatory. The Conservancy works in partnership with the City of New Haven, which owns the property.
- Edgerton, Conservatory (1909).
- Edgerton, Carriage House (1909).
- Edgerton, Brewster Fountain (1991).
- Edgerton with Brewster Fountain.
- Edgerton Greenhouse Interior at 75 Cliff St, New Haven CT.
- Plants in the Edgerton Greenhouse Interior 75 Cliff St.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in New Haven, Connecticut
- National Register of Historic Places listings in New Haven County, Connecticut
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "About the Park and its Scope". Edgerton Park Conservancy. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Janice L. Elliott and Marian Staye (March 10, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Edgerton" (PDF). National Park Service. and Accompanying 17 photos from 1988, and 2 of mansion in 1960 and 1964 (captions on page 10 of text document)
- "Edgerton Park: New Haven's English Manor Garden". New Haven Urbanism. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Official site". Elm Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Get Involved". Edgerton Park Conservancy. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Randall Beach: Every day at Edgerton Park is a gift". New Haven Register. August 29, 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Official site". GROWERS. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Edgerton (Hamden and New Haven, Connecticut).|
- Edgerton Park Conservancy
- Photo Gallery of the Estate - Flickr
- Photo Gallery of the Conservancy - Flickr