In the early 1980s Southport Village was facing a serious threat of intrusive commercial development. A target of the developers was the Pequot School, built in 1914 on land that has been the home for Southport schools since 1855. In order to raise funds to purchase the school property, concerned citizens of Southport and Fairfield established and incorporated the Southport Conservancy in February, 1982. Since its founding, the Conservancyhas evolved into a substantial preservation force in the community.
The Southport Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-advantaged organization dedicated to preserving and restoring unique and historical buildings and property of the Southport community that might be otherwise lost forever. As such, the Conservancy has no lobbying privileges and contributions to it are tax deductible.
The Southport Conservancy
A Non-Profit Group Dedicated to the Historic Village of Southport, Connecticut