Main Street Historic District

Boughton, Elm, Ives, Keeler, Main, West and White Sts., Danbury, Connecticut


St. Peter's Convent

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Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


St. Peter's Convent reflects the growth of Danbury's Catholic immigrant communities at the end of the nineteenth century. The convent was built in 1895 to accommodate nuns who taught in the parish's elementary school next door, which had an enrollment of over 900 pupils at the time. The convent also has architectural significance: its round arches, portico, decorative brickwork, and low hip roof typify the Renaissance Revival style. It is a contributing building within Danbury's Main Street Historic District, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CT-464)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1983
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Colonial Revival
Areas of significance
Commerce; Entertainment/Recreation; Education; Politics/Government; Communications; Religion; Social History; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 97
Non-contributing buildings: 35


Brick (42,460)
Connecticut (1,635)
Danbury, Connecticut (12)
District (10,317)
Fairfield County, Connecticut (266)
Granite (5,090)
Have Street View (43,301)
Historic American Buildings Survey (1,238)
Italianate (5,079)
Romanesque (2,715)
Slate (5,715)
Stone (26,162)
Victorian (19,697)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett