John Osborne House

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John Osborne House
John Osborne House is located in Connecticut
John Osborne House
Location 909 King's Hwy. W, Fairfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°6′3″N 73°17′49″W / 41.10083°N 73.29694°W / 41.10083; -73.29694Coordinates: 41°6′3″N 73°17′49″W / 41.10083°N 73.29694°W / 41.10083; -73.29694
Area less than one acre
Built 1734
Architect Osborne,John
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000118[1]
Added to NRHP February 12, 1987

The John Osborne House is a historic house at 909 King's Highway West in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was built in 1734, according to the tax records.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] The house is architecturally significant as an early colonial era house whose intact framing is somewhat unusual in its non-conformance to supposed patterns. Exact age of the house is unclear. There are suggestions the house may have been built as early as 1673.[3]

It is located adjacent to what was the Pequot Swamp, site of the last battle of the Pequot War of 1637. The house may be located on an 80 acre grant of land to Richard Osborne, father of John Osborne, for his services in that war.[3]:8

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Vision Appraisal website retrieved on 2011-06-23[1]
  3. ^ a b David Ransom and John Herzan (February 21, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John Osborne House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 17 photos, exterior and interior, from 1986