David Ogden House

The David Ogden House located in Fairfield, Connecticut was built in 1740 as an integral saltbox. . The house is an exceptional survivor of a typical early 18th century First Period Connecticut farmhouse. There is a massive central field stone chimney topped with brick. The house, which escaped the burning of Fairfield by the British forces that invaded during the American Revolution, provides a glimpse into the life of a typical family. The house was called the new house in a 1750 deed. It is believed that the house was built for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in this farming and coastal shipping town. The house fell into disrepair and was donated to the Fairfield Historical Society.

Presently, the house serves as a museum for the Fairfield Historical Society, which also operates the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

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