Sterling House is one the architectural gems of Stratford. The Romanesque-style mansion, registered in the National…More Registry of Historic Homes and built by architect Bruce Price of New York, was built on Main Street in 1886 by John Sterling, whose family was among Stratford's oldest and richest.</p>
<p>The mansion was donated by the Sterling family to the town of Stratford in 1931 during the Great Depression with the stipulation that it be used as a community center. The property has since been held in trust by the town. In addition to its unique architectural features, the grounds at Sterling House were designed by the famed New York City Central Park landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead.</p>
<p>Today, a variety of community services are offered at Sterling House, including programs for youths and adults, recreational activities, a child development center and a summer youth program. Sterling House also has a food bank.</p>
<p>Sterling House derives its funding from several sources, including contributions, fundraising and special events (35%), fees and dues (52%), support from the town of Stratford (11%) and rental/other (2%). </p>
Sterling House Community Center 2283 Main St, Stratford, CT06615 Sterling House Community Center is dedicated to serving toddlers, teenagers, young adults, adults and seniors. It hosts…More various social, educational and recreational activities such as woodcarving, karate, rug hooking, aqua Zumba, sports, summer day camp, nursery and preschool and other programs.
Erin's Gym 2275 Main St, Stratford, CT06615 Erin's Gym is an athletic facility. The 14,000 square foot building features an indoor Astro Turf field, which can be…More divided into two fields. The facility also offers a 55- and a 75-foot batting cage, a variety of baseball and softball related activities and is available for rent by sports leagues, for birthday parties and other events. Use of the space is provided free of charge to certain leagues and organizations, including the Sterling House Community Center. The facility was created in honor of Erin Babineau, the late 10-year-old daughter of the gym's creators, Jeff and Donna Babineau.