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Edgerton Park, New Haven

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Edgerton Park, also known as the Frederick F. Brewster Estate, is a 20-acre (8.1 ha) public park on Whitney Avenue, straddling the New Haven–Hamden town line in Connecticut.

It is site of the demolished Victorian home of Eli Whitney II, known as "Ivy Nook". In 1909, it became the estate of industrialist Frederick F. Brewster, with a new Tudor-style mansion constructed named Edgerton for its location on the edge of town. The mansion was demolished in 1964, pursuant to Brewster's wishes, after the death of his wife, and the property was donated to the city. The present landscape was designed by Robert Storer Stephenson in 1909.
The property was listed as historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. In 1988, the district included seven contributing buildings, eight other contributing structures, and one contributing object.
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  • Wow this park is just stunning. I highly recommend going here if you are in the new haven area. Trust me!  more »
  • Heard of the Shakespeare in the Park that takes place in the late summer. As we headed into the main entrance came across the stone greenhouse and plants and seeds were being sold outside. Before...  more »
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  • Great place to walk in. It's really big and it's great to bring dogs for a walk. Its awesome that the hold many free events. Also it's nice that it has a greenhouse.
  • A beautiful and secluded park that is much bigger than it looks like from the streets (where you can’t see much behind the walls). It has pretty fountains and manicured lawns, but it also has lots of wild and free nature too. On the northwest corner there are chickens, which are fun to see. In the other corner there is a beautiful garden and greenhouse.

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