David Ogden House

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David Ogden House
David Ogden House HABS 1938.jpg
David Ogden House 1938
David Ogden House is located in Connecticut
David Ogden House
Location 1520 Bronson Rd., Fairfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°9′33″N 73°16′37″W / 41.15917°N 73.27694°W / 41.15917; -73.27694Coordinates: 41°9′33″N 73°16′37″W / 41.15917°N 73.27694°W / 41.15917; -73.27694
Built 1750
Architectural style Saltbox
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

79002651

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Added to NRHP August 17, 1979
Side elevation
East Room first floor
Original shingles north wall

The David Ogden House located in Fairfield, Connecticut was built in 1750 as an integral saltbox.[2] The house is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid 18th century Connecticut farmhouse. There is a massive central field stone chimney topped with brick. The house, which escaped the burning of Fairfield by the British forces that invaded during the American Revolution, provides a glimpse into the life of a typical family. The house was called the new house in a 1750 deed. It is believed that the house was built for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in this farming and coastal shipping town. The house fell into disrepair and was donated to the Fairfield Historical Society. Presently, the house serves as a museum for the Fairfield Historical Society,[3] which also operates the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

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