On the Market: Colonial in Fairfield pre-dates founding of America

It was built in 1734, making it one of the oldest houses in Fairfield — so this house has witnessed a lot of history.

America had just celebrated its 244th birthday, the Declaration of Independence having been approved on July 4, 1776. "Then on July 8, 1776, Colonel John Nixon of Philadelphia read a printed Declaration of Independence to the public for the first time on what is now called Independence Square," according to the website for the non-profit National Constitution Center.

That means the tan-colored, updated antique colonial house at 3435 Morehouse Highway pre-dates the formation of the United States. It was built in 1734, making it one of the oldest houses in Fairfield - so this house has witnessed a lot of history.

And its location, in the northernmost section of Greenfield Hills on the border of Easton, protected it from British torches on July 7 and 8, 1779 when they set the town ablaze. It's on the market for $825,000.