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Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation


Incorporated in 1719, Stafford is wrought with irreplaceable historic resources, well-preserved architecture, and unique cultural heritage. These resources serve as visible reminders of town history and help to maintain and enhance the character of our community. This connection fosters a sense of civic pride through shared heritage, and promotes quality of life factors such as culture, arts, entertainment, recreation, social understanding.

Integrating this vintage-built environment with modern-day town life is promoted actively in the Town’s economic development efforts and is at the center of place-based marketing to promote heritage tourism and authenticity. To learn more about programs and activities that support Stafford’s historical heritage and resources, please explore the FAQ dropdown list below.  

Projects and initiatives are in coordination and collaboration with the Stafford Historical Society, Stafford Historic Advisory Committee, Stafford civic organizations, and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Historic Preservation Resources

Proposed National Register Historic District for Stafford Springs

The Town of Stafford, Stafford Historical Society, and Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), invite residents to learn about a proposed National Register of Historic Places nomination in the Downtown-Hyde Park area. Stafford Springs has a wealth of historic resources, well-preserved architecture, and rich local history worthy of preservation. This project is funded by a Survey & Planning Grant administered by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The target area has been shaped by more than 300 years of history and was identified in the 1992 Historic & Architectural Resources Survey.

Community Information Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 6:00pm 
Community/Senior Center
3 Buckley Highway, Stafford, CT

Jenny Scofield, National Register Coordinator for SHPO, and Andrew Roblee of Roblee Historic Preservation, LLC will provide an overview of the National Register program, history of the downtown, and planned phases of completing the project. Please join us to learn more about this effort! 
Community Information Meeting Flyer

Hybrid Meeting Option
A hybrid meeting option is being offered, participants will be able to join in-person or online. Should inclement weather force cancellation of the in-person option, the Community Information Meeting will be held 100% in virtual capacity. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: 905459

Complete meeting details and virtual login information:
Meeting Agenda

Other Project Resources & Links