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Winsted Green (East End Park)

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Shape and Size

Shape: Unspecified
Shape Details:

Size Class: Unspecified
Approximate Dimensions (LxW):
150' x 720'
Approximate Acreage:

Alterations: No
Alterations Details:
Smaller than originally laid out

Features and Physical Description

Landscape Features:
Landscape Features Details:

Structures On Green:
Structures On Green Details:

Bandstand, Civil War monument, drinking fountain memorial, fountain, Vietnam War memorial, fountain on green.

Surrounding Environment: Commercial, High Building Density, Residential

Interrelationship of Green and Surroundings:

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Threats Details: 

To be sure, Winsted's well maintained green appears to be stable as do the picturesque streetscapes that provide a comfortable enclosure for the green. However, Winsted's East End Park is not without its threats. The obvious threat is the traffic and activity generated by the fast food restaurants and Mobile gas station clustered across Main Street south of the green and the potential incursion of inappropriate 20th century commercial buildings being introduced along Park Place East or Park Place West. The substantial community college building at the corner of Park Place East and the large commercial structures on the other side of the green provide some buffer from the traffic and provide a reasonable transition from the busy highway to the quiet 19th century neighborhood.

Perhaps a more serious threat, maybe because of its less obvious nature, is the slow intrusion of 20th century buildings at the southern end of the green along Park Place East and the east side of North Street where the gas station and synagogue are located. The gas station generates traffic at the north end of the green which can be tolerated, but the design of the station and the synagogue are less than remarkable and bring nothing to the character of the green. Again, their impact is tolerable, but attention should be paid to the two or three residences next to the synagogue on Park Place East. They appear as if they may be undergoing economic disinvestment, which makes that strip along the green vulnerable to incompatible development.



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