Houses & Property

Houses & Property

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Ogden House, photo by Mabel Osgood Wright, c. 1900

Curious about the history of your home or a property?

The Library houses several reference materials, including books, historic preservation surveys, the Bridgeport city directories from 1855-1979, atlases, tax records and some land and probate records. These records are used by homeowners, real estate agents, architects and designers to learn more about historic houses, previous owners, and architectural styles in the area.

Researchers interested in a particular house or property are also advised to consult the photograph collections, reference files, and manuscript collections.

Is your house in a historic district? Find out more about Fairfield’s Historic District Commission.


Historic Properties Survey

The Historic Sun Tavern

Historic Sun Tavern

The Historic Properties Survey, conducted by the Fairfield Museum and the Town of Fairfield in 1988 and updated in 2009, documents hundreds of historic properties in Fairfield, encouraging a greater appreciation for the town’s architectural legacy.

Visit an interactive map showing the location of these historic properties in different sections of Fairfield. Click on “Details” for a brief description of the historic or architectural significance of the property. Complete building surveys containing more detailed information on each property, as well as additional resources on Fairfield’s architectural heritage, are available at the library.