“Brooklawn: A Walk in the Park,” the new exhibition at the Fairfield Museum, features stories about some of the neighborhood’s home’s original owners. The house at 32 Lookout Drive was once the home of Joseph Frisbie. Here is his story.
In 1871 William Russell Frisbie founded Frisbie’s Pies in Bridgeport. He began by making pies in the basement of his home. The pies became quite popular and he used a horse-drawn carriage to deliver them. By the turn of the century the word “Frisbie” meant two things: the pie company and the clear and present danger of a heavy metal pie tin whizzing through the air. William died in 1903 and his son Joseph took over the company.