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