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Exterior shot of Phelps-Hatheway house during summer

Phelps-Hatheway House, built 1761 by Suffield resident Shem Burbank

Library ADA entrance  illuminated at night.

Kent Memorial Library, designed 1972 by modernist architect Warren Platner

Summer gardens at Phelps-Hatheway House

Phelps-Hatheway Gardens

Victorian home on Main Street in winter

Charles S. Bissell, Jr. Home, built 1872

Suffield's historic Main Street anchors the town center along a designated 4.3 mile State Scenic Highway.  Stately homes and large shade trees line this beautiful stretch of roadway.  Home to a dynamic array of architectural styles, a walk along Suffield's Main Street is a walk through history.

This Warren Platner building represents Suffield’s open-mindedness while simultaneously remaining steadfast to preserving our history, by embracing modernism architecture alongside Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Romanesque and Victorian neighbors.  

Melissa M. Mack, Suffield First Selectman, Kent Memorial Library reopening


Inventory of
Main Street Trees

Through a grant made possible by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Suffield Garden Club partnered with SavATree to conduct an inventory of Main Street trees. 

Information about the inventory and map:

  • Locate your position
    • Use circle icon below house icon
  • Filter by species
    • use funnel shaped icon
    • all trees containing species entered will be displayed on map
      (e.g.; filtering by “oak” displays all red, white, pin, etc. oaks in inventory)
  • Search by address
    • use text box at top of page
  • Share link
    • via email or social media
    • click on icon with three arrows to right of filter funnel
  • Change base map
    • Click on four-square icon to right of share

Coming soon - residents can check out a tablet at the library and identify trees via the inventory link while walking on Main Street.


Main Street in Suffield, CT with sidewalk, lamp posts and trees in spring

Main Street, Suffield