Historic Building & House Plaque Program
The Haddam Historical Society is pleased to announce the Historic Building Plaque Program to identify historic structures and landmarks in Haddam, Higganum and Haddam Neck. The program pays tribute to the historic character of the community and give recognition both to its historic structures and early residents. The program also enriches our understanding of Haddam’s past and its architectural heritage.
To qualify for a plaque the building must be at least 50 years old, visually recognized as a historic building, and its history must be documented in keeping with the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office. The Connecticut Historic Resource Inventory Survey (completed in 1986) will serve as the basis for dating and naming a building for those buildings surveyed. However, additional research by a professional historian will be considered if the date is disputed or if primary documentation is submitted establishing an authentic date. The Society can also provide research for undocumented buildings for an additional charge of $50.
Included with the plaque will be a copy of the Historic Resource Inventory Survey (if surveyed) or a report with house description, research and other relevant historic documentation if surveyed by HHS. All plaque participants will receive a complimentary copy of the 1874 Beers Map of Haddam.