9 Greenbrier Road

Nicole and Dan Donovan are honoring Westport’s heritage by displaying a Westport Historical Society plaque identifying the original part of their 9 Greenbrier Road home (small stone house on the left side of photo with three dormers) as being architected by Frazier Peters which was built in 1930. Peters, a Westport resident during the 1920s and 1930s, was well known for his design of stone houses using a poured concrete and stone technique that he developed. It is said that he built 10 stone houses in Westport. The Donovans, who had lived in Fairfield before returning to Westport where they both grew up, said they were impressed how Coastal Construction Group of Westport and partner Jeff Cook had honored the original house designed by Peters by adding to it in kind, carefully matching the Peters stonework. Parents Mollie and Jack Donovan gave them the Westport Historical Society plaque as a gift. Mollie, co-chair of the Society’s Exhibit Committee, was aware that the Society provided plaques commemorating key events or people associated with a house even if the house is less than 100 years old. So after the house was identified as being architected by Peters, a plaque was authorized and ordered for a Christmas gift.   Bob Weingarten for WestportNow.com