This Website is a forum for members of the Bristol Federal Hill Association, as well as friends, residents and business located in and around the Federal Hill neighborhood. This neighborhood is defined by the area located between Farmington Avenue (Route 6), North Main Street, Riverside Avenue and King Street (Route 229). Our vibrant community consists of single and multi-family homes, some of which are listed on the National Historic Register.
Visiting this Website will give you a short history of the neighborhood, provide you with a list of upcoming activities and more. We hope to see you soon!
The Bristol Federal Hill Association's goal is to enhance the quality of life in the Federal Hill Historic District, located in Bristol, Connecticut. Members support each other by encouraging the protection of Federal Hill?s character, promoting a shared sense of community among local residents, and assisting property owners with appropriate historic preservation.
The Bristol Federal Hill Association was formed in 1994 to enhance the quality of life in Bristol by encouraging the preservation of the character of Federal Hill and promoting a shared sense of community. This was in direct response to an ill-conceived use of an historic Federal Hill property. BFHA was ultimately successful in creating a community dialog on this issue which ultimately defeated that proposed project. We continue to emphasize this neighborhood cooperation.
Federal Hill is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and is home to the American Clock and Watch Museum, the New England Carousel Museum, the Bristol Historical Society as well as the Bristol Public Library. In addition, the Hill is noted for a large number of historic homes from a wide range of architectural styles. Membership in the organization is open to all who have an interest in the Federal Hill area and the City of Bristol in general.
Our mission is simple; to be good citizens, community members and neighbors.Over the years we have focused on:
-Civic minded pursuits - safety equipment for the fire department, painting the Mellon St railroad bridge, benches and trash bins for the Federal Hill Green, donations to local food pantries and soup kitchens, a blood drive, city wide spring clean-up days and participation in 'Paint the Town Pink' for breast cancer awareness campaign.
-Neighborhood preservation - annual presentation of The Spirit of Federal Hill beautification awards that recognize business owners, homeowners and landlords who have taken steps to preserve or improve the many outstanding public and private buildings on the Hill.
-Sense of community - free outdoor concerts on the Green, summer picnics, lighting of the Gazebo, Federal Hill cookbook, holiday ornaments, pot luck dinners, our first cookie swap, annual Holiday parties, decorating a mantle at the Library and the reverse Children's Parade.
As you can see, our mission is broad and there are many ways to become involved.Please check back frequently to stay informed on our upcoming plans and events.Or perhaps you have your own ideas on how we can continue to make Bristol's Federal Hill a great place to live.Please join us and introduce yourselves, if we haven't already met.After all, we're neighbors!
Not currently a member? Please use this membership form to join us.