FAIRFIELD — The putty-colored classic center hall colonial house at 6 Chester Place is an elegant homage to an earlier time. It was custom designed by prominent Southport architect, the late Roswell F. Barratt (1892-1994), and built in 1961 with a nod to the past.
Barratt was a meteorologist as well as an architect with a firm in Philadelphia although he maintained his home at 776 Pequot Avenue in Southport, just two blocks from this Chester Place residence. Barratt was one of three architects involved with the 20th century renovations and additions to the Trinity Episcopal Church, also on Pequot Avenue, according to the www.fairfieldhistory.org website. “Additional drawings for the Pequot Avenue church can be found in the collection of Roswell Barratt,” the website says.