New London’s Parade Plaza (winner of  the CMSC 2012 Historic Preservation Award of Excellence) was just named one of America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares by Travel + Leisure‘s online magazine. Author April Orcutt notes, “In New London, CT, Parade Plaza reopened in 2011 with a 100-seat amphitheater and the Whale Tail Fountain, where kids like to splash around. The improvements complement longtime attractions at the square like the schoolhouse where Nathan Hale once taught.”

The New London Parade Plaza in mentioned in the introduction and featured on Slide 9.