Property Overview Inventory List District Map

John Osborn House

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Year of Establishment:
Overlapping Historic Designation(s):
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
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Architectural Style:
Cape Form
17th Century

This late 17th century cape form was probably built by John Osborn, son of Richard Osborn, at 187 Long Lots Road near the intersection of Bulkley Avenue North. The house was originally a two-room cape located in an area called the 'Long Lotts'. The oldest section of the house fronts Long Lots Road while a lean-to structure was added to the rear of the west side of the original two-room house. A library was added to the east side of the first floor, thus extending the front of the house to the east side. Additional rooms were added to the rear of the house prior to 1935 connected by a hallway from the rear of the original east room.

In 1671 the Town of Fairfield granted one of the 101 individual lots within 'Long Lotts' to Richard Orborn. A thorough investigation of the property has been conducted and it is believed to be possibly the oldest known dwelling in Westport.

Assessors information retrieved from the website
[1] Historic Property information retrieved from the town of website
[2] 187 Long Lots Road, Historic Property Study Report, 2010, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [].
GIS information retrieved from

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation