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Dixwell is a neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. Home of both the Yale Police Department and much of the Yale University campus, Dixwell is the site of many student residential colleges, such as Morse and Stiles. The area also hosts the Whitney Gymnasium and the Ingalls Rink. The main road running through the neighborhood is Dixwell Avenue. Both the neighborhood and the street were named for John Dixwell, a judge in the trial of England’s King Charles I.
Farmington Canal runs through Dixwell. This canal’s right-of-way was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The area covers over 427 acres, including 45 bridges, many aqueducts, and locks. Originally constructed in 1825, the route is now a rails-to-trails hiking area.
Located in the northern end of the neighborhood is the Winchester Repeating Arms Company Historic District. Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the area contains 876 historic buildings, including 75 acres that were the home of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company’s industrial site for gun production in the late 19th and early 20th century. Part of the area is currently a business incubator operated by the Science Park at Yale. Many single-family homes and commercial buildings from the same era also occupy this site. These building display architectural elements from a wide variety of periods, including Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Italianate, and Gothic Revival.