UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: On the market: Southport 'antique' blends best of old and new

Friday, June 7, 2013

On the market: Southport 'antique' blends best of old and new

The Village of Southport has long been brought into the modern era with contemporary boutiques and updated mansions, although many charming reminders of its maritime history remain.
One such reminder is the Greek Revival-style house at 104 Old South Road built circa 1830 for Southport sea captain and privateer Paschal Sheffield. No one knows for sure exactly when the house was built. Several dates between 1826 and 1838 are mentioned in multiple documents, but no official record exists.
According to a 1992 article by Christopher Nevins, then curator of the Fairfield Historical Society, the Sheffield House "is a classic example of a modest Greek Revival residence." The article was published in the Southport Packet, published by the Historic District Study Committee of the Southport Conservancy.
The white clapboard house with black shutters sits at the corner of Old South Road and Willow Street in the Southport section of Fairfield, only steps from Southport Harbor. The harbor is visible from some second floor rooms. It is also within easy walking distance to the Pequot Library, the Southport Railroad Station and the center of Southport Village. READ MORE:

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