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East Haven Green

By November 20, 2021December 23rd, 2023No Comments

East Haven Green, East Haven, Connecticut:

At the center of the East Haven Green Historic District is East Haven Green. The open space is bounded by River Street, Hemingway Avenue, Main Street and Park Place. Several homes around the green date back to the 17th and 18th century. To the south of the green is Eastlawn Cemetery and “The Old Cemetery” enclosed by an iron fence with a large stone gateway. East Haven Green Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On the green itself, there are two concrete paths lined with lamp posts. A monument at the northeast corner of the green honors General Lafayette also known as Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, and his troops that camped on the Green when they were in East Haven during the Revolutionary War. It is said that the General visited the 18th century colonial house on Main Street during his stay on the Green. In the center of the green is a hexagonal bandstand and a Revolutionary War cannon. Other monuments honor war veterans including World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

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