Responsible for nominating eligible properties to the National and State Registers of Historic Places, RCG&A successfully nominated the Hodges Square Historic District in New London to the National Register. Hodges Square is historically significant because it represents New London’s residential expansion as the local economy transitioned from whaling to manufacturing in the late 19th century.
Featuring wood-frame architectural designs popular throughout the country at the time, the urban dwellings housed mill workers and railroad employees. Isolated from the rest of the downtown after the construction of Interstate 95,. The historic designation for Hodges Square will spur increased investment and community engagement in the area, said Kristina Newman-Scott, the former Connecticut State Historic Preservation Officer. In addition, the listing on the National Register means the state will be able to use tax credits to fund a portion of rehabilitation costs