*Originally published in the July 2016 Greens Farms & Compo Neighbors magazine.
Beach lovers and recreation enthusiasts should slow down and appreciate the architectural style of the homes in the Compo-Owenoke Historic District as they make their way to the beach. The district was placed on the National Registrar of Historic Places in 1991 for being well preserved and architecturally significant. The district is a rare representation of an early twentieth century beach colony in the region. Most of the homes were built for seasonal use between 1910 and 1940.
The architectural style of the homes mainly consists of three styles. Most homes were built in the Colonial Revival style, followed by Bungalow and Greek Revival. Colonial Revival homes are known for their gabled roofs and porticos. Cozy porches and gambrel roofs often appear on Bungalows. Steep gables and stuccoed walls are typical of Tudor Revivals. Although the community was built in a short span of time, the homes offer diverse variety among each architectural style.
So next time you pass through Compo-Owenoke area, enjoy the homes in addition to the beach view! For more information about the significance of the Compo-Owenoke Historic District, please see the original National Register of Historic Places Registration Form.
Please contact Dagny's Real Estate of Fairfield County if you are interested in purchasing a home in the Compo-Owenoke area or surrounding towns.