The Somers Historic District
in the center of Somers
, includes a large number of well-preserved houses from the early 19th century, a Gothic Revival
cottage, two 19th-century churches, a large inn, an early store, several interesting barns and stables. Most of the structures are arranged along Main Street, a major east-west thoroughfare, with small offshoots to the north up Springfield Road and Battle Street. The long, narrow shape of the Somers Historic District goes back to the settlement pattern of the 19th century, when the area was known as "Somers Street."