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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11/16/11 The Greenwich Historian Has A Great Story

Dear Greenwich Roundup,

I don't think anybody noticed a little item buried in the Greenwich Time's story on a recent Greenwich Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. The headline focused on a car dealership, but an even more important story is the one where the owner of one of Greenwich's historic "Great Estates" plans to tear down the charming and beautiful carriage house built in 1908 on the property. It has remained untouched and looks as it did in 1908.

The owner wants to replace it with something "modern". Here's the kicker-- generations of Greenwich families have been sailing by this house on the ferries that go to island Beach and Great Captains island; It's part of the Greenwich harbor landscape. Did this item really go unnoticed by everybody? For goodness sakes, let's save this piece of history.

The land was bought from the Mead family, and there are very few original homes from the early 1900s that still exist in that neighborhood. Let's stop tearing down the homes that made Greenwich so unique in the first place. Write a letter to the Planning & Zoning board and tell them you don't want that house torn down. (52 Pear Lane).


Greenwich historian

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