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Burr Homestead

 
 
Burr Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
1. Burr Homestead Marker
Inscription.
Home Of
Thaddeus And Eunice Dennie Burr
Here
Dorothy Quincy and John Hancock
President
Of The Continental Congress
Were Married in 1775
Burned By British in 1779
Rebuilt in 1790

 
Location. 41° 8.549′ N, 73° 15.088′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Old Post Road 0.1 miles west of Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in front of the Burr Homestead mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfield Vietnam War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairfield Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); Fairfield Boulder (about 500 feet away); Fairfield (about 500 feet away); John J. Sullivan (about 600 feet away); Moorlands (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac Tucker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathan Bulkley House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Regarding Burr Homestead. This 15 room mansion was built in the early 1700s. It was burned by the British in 1779, as were most of the homes and buildings in Fairfield. The present
Burr Homestead Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
2. Burr Homestead Mansion and Marker
house was built about 1790 using the surviving foundation and twin chimneys. A Greek revival porch with six large columns provides a stately entrance. A reflecting poolis located in the gardens behind the house. In 1775, it was the wedding site of Dorothy Quincy and John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress and famous signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Burr Homestead may be reserved for private receptions.
 
Also see . . .  Burr Homestead on Fairfield Museum and History Center. (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Burr Homestead Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
3. Burr Homestead Sign
Burr Homestead Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
4. Burr Homestead Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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