Fairfield Historic District (Fairfield, Connecticut)

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Fairfield Historic District
Fairfield Connecticut Town Green Woodcut c1840.jpg
Fairfield Historic District (Fairfield, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Fairfield Historic District (Fairfield, Connecticut)
Location Old Post Rd. from Post Rd. to Turney Rd., Fairfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°8′38″N 73°14′59″W / 41.14389°N 73.24972°W / 41.14389; -73.24972Coordinates: 41°8′38″N 73°14′59″W / 41.14389°N 73.24972°W / 41.14389; -73.24972
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 71000897[1]
Added to NRHP March 24, 1971

The Fairfield Historic District in Fairfield, Connecticut is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It includes 75 contributing buildings.

This is the old town center of Fairfield, roughly along Old Post Road between U.S. Route 1 and Turney Road. The area contains Fairfield's town hall, public library, and houses dating from the late 18th century.

The district, along with Greenfield Hill Historic District and Southport Historic District, is monitored by the Historic District Commission of Fairfield.

The most significant elements of the historic district include:[2]

  • the town green
  • the town hall
  • the Rising Sun Tavern, No. 1 Town Hall Green, built 1783
  • Silliman House, 543 Old Post Road, from 1791
  • the Fairfield Academy, now known as Old Academy, which was moved
  • 249 Beach Road, which reportedly survived the British burning by a servant dowsing the flames (see photo page 15 of accompanying photos)
  • 303 Beach Road,
  • 349 Beach Road, a saltbox house from before 1750
  • Burr Mansion, 739 Old Post Road, and
  • 952 Old Post Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Constance Luyster (September 29, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fairfield Historic District / Uncowaye". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 12 photos from 1970