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New London Landmarks has been involved with many historical preservation and urban improvement initiatives. Come to this page to see the latest for projects and issues in which NLL is involved.


Shore Line East

The Central Corridor Line (CCL) extends north from New London to Brattleboro, VT where it connects with Amtrak. Here's a Shore Line East Update.

Role of Riverside Park in New London's Future

An exploratory study performed by UConn’s Community Research and Design Collaborative

"I remember, not so long ago, when it was 'inevitable' that the Hygienic would be razed to make way for a parking lot for Liberty Bank customers. Saved through the efforts of a very small group of local arts enthusiasts, the Hygienic has since become a downtown anchor. I dread to imagine how much poorer we would be today without the Hygienic, the Garde (whose decline was also 'inevitable' at one time), and the thriving art/music/drama scene those institutions have engendered over the last decade.

"Had those efforts failed, well, we'd never even know what we'd lost. Which road do we want to take with Riverside Park?" --Ronna Stuller

Read about the Role of Riverside Park in New London's future, which includes articles by Ronna Stuller and Sandra Chalk, as well as articles about Riverside Park in the Fall 2010 Newsletter.

Future Development of Fort Trumbull

Fort Trumbull

The City of New London asked the Yale Urban Design Workshop to develop a plan for Fort Trumbull, suppported by a grant from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. Public participation is still crucial to the success of this work.

For furthur information, contact Alan Plattus at the Yale Urban Design Workshop at 203.764.5696.

New London Neighborhood Revitalization and Visioning Study (The Cecil Group of Boston, MA)

Final Report

Bank Street and its bordering historic neighborhood will emerge as a vital sub-district of New London's downtown that is identified by its activities and life, and composed within its intact, restored, historic fabric of buildings.

The cultural and artistic life within the district will be readily apparent to anyone in many different ways.It will become an increasingly activated and complex urban district that attraces and supports residents who appreciate its genuine history, architecture and its distinctive lifestyle. You can read more about this project in the Cecil Group Final Action Plan.

Annual Award Recipients

Restoration Award,
Bill & Mallory Hanaford
938 Ocean Avenue
Most Endangered,
Riverside Park
Clifford Stone Award,
The Lyric Hall-Restoration in Progress,
Dylan Gaffney & Grisha Nersesyan,
(photo by Tom Bombria)

Still Endangered Properties

66 Franklin Street Capitol Theater
Cronin Building The Lighthouse Inn

State Street Tour Booklet

Read the New London Landmarks booklet on the history of development along State Street in New London: State Street Tour.


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