You are here

Foster Center

-A A +A

The grove of trees from which this place took its older name of Hemlock has mostly disappeared, leaving to local geography and government the renaming of this well-preserved country village of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings. Although it is the administrative heart of Foster, its existence as a village is now disappointingly truncated. Its commercial buildings—which once consisted of three taverns, a general store, a grain store, and a couple of blacksmithing shops, to name only its most prominent enterprises—are now all gone to houses, leaving it for the most part a place of residence and town business. The center of the town is marked by the triangular intersection of three roads where South Killingly Road crosses a little south of the fork of Howard Hill and Foster Center roads.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.