Fairfield Historic District (Fairfield, Connecticut)
Fairfield Historic District
|Location||Old Post Rd. from Post Rd. to Turney Rd., Fairfield, Connecticut|
|Area||60 acres (24 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Romanesque|
|NRHP Reference #||71000897|
|Added to NRHP||March 24, 1971|
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 most significant elements of the historic district include:
- 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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- 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