Historic District / Old Wethersfield, Conn.
On a visit in 1744, John Adams noted in his diary, “There’s not another street in America as this one in Wethersfield.” The longestablished Connecticut River trading port had a robust economy driven by agriculture—Wethersfield red onions would become known around the world. Just about 30 years after Adams’s visit, George Washington and the Count de Rochambeau met here to plan the campaign that would lead to the victory at Yorktown. Wethersfield’s large historic area has a mélange of New England architectural styles, including 40 homes built before the Revolution and 100 that predate the Civil War. From English-style timber-framed homesteads to stolid Georgians, gilded Victorians, and 20thcentury revivals, the architectural evolution is apparent.