Old Academy LbNA # 47587
|Placed Date||May 17 2009|
|Planted By||Thaddeus Burr C.A.R.|
|Found By||Burnin' Daylight|
|Last Found||Aug 23 2013|
From I-95 S: Take exit 22. Turn left onto N Benson Rd. Go to and cross Post Rd/Rt1.Continue one block to stop sign. Turn right onto Old Post Rd. Continue one block to stop sign. Turn left onto Beach Rd. Turn into first driveway on the right which is for Town Hall. Drive past Town Hall. Old Academy is straight in front of you. (It has three front doors).
From I-95 N: Take exit 22. Turn right onto Round Pond Rd.
Go to and cross Post Rd/Rt1. Continue one block to stop sign. Town Hall is acroos the street on the right. Turn into driveway of Town Hall, drive past Town Hall. Old Academy is straight in front of you.) IT has three front doors).
THIS BOX HAS BEEN PLACED BY THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION - THADDEUS BURR SOCIETY
Clues: From the front entrance of the Old Academy(there are three doors- start from the left door) walk on the sidewalk that runs along the side of the structure. When you reach the back of the building stay on the sidewalk and pace off about 50 paces until you arrive at the stone wall that runs perpendicular with the sidewalk and along the back of the property. Turn right off the sidewalk and pace off about 18 paces -walking parallel with the wall). There is a cement/stone piece propped up against the wall. The letterbox is hidden behind it.
The Old Academy History
In 1802 prominent Fairfield citizens established a private school called the Old Academy. It was formed to prepare their sons for Yale. Forty-three persons bought shares at $5.00 a piece. Eunice Dennie Burr (widow of Thaddeus Burr) purchased 9 shares (todays equivalent of $800) with the condition that the school would educate girls as well. A total of $1,085.00 (todays equivalent of $20,000.00) was raised and the Old Academy was built in 1804.
Today the building is the meeting house for the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Thaddeus Burr Society of the Children of the American Revoution.