Founder’s Day Event

Wednesday, July 18

Celebrate the founding of Greenwich at the oldest house in town, the Feake-Ferris House, which was saved from demolition and has been undergoing restoration by the Greenwich Point Conservancy.

Feake Ferris House, before and after

Courtesy: Greenwich Point Conservancy

On July 18, 1640, Robert Feake and Daniel Patrick purchased what became a part of Greenwich for “25 Coates.” The deed also states that “Elizabeth Neck”—now known as Greenwich Point—was Elizabeth Feake’s “Perticaler purchase.”

Attendees at the reception will be the first to tour the lovingly restored home, the earliest part of which was erected in 1645 by Elizabeth and Robert Feake.

The first 50 people to submit photos for the This Place Matters! competition will receive priority registration for the Founder’s Day event through June 25 at which time any remaining seats will become available to the public.

Registration will be available in June.

Wednesday, July 18
A shuttle will be available to transport guests from Greenwich Point to the Feake-Ferris House.

Dedication of Strickland Road Historic District Marker

Monday, June 25

All are welcome to celebrate the important history of Cos Cob when the Greenwich Preservation Network dedicates a new historic district marker for the Strickland Road Historic District on June 25 at 1:30 pm. Elected officials, historic preservationists, Cos Cob residents and business owners will gather to dedicate the permanent marker, located in the grassy area of Strickland Road by Mill Pond, between Putnam Avenue and Loughlin Road. Cornerstone Contracting is a sponsor of the marker; Charles Hilton Architects designed it pro bono.

Strickland Road Historic District

The Strickland Road Historic District encompasses the area known historically as the Lower Landing, a former maritime center and later home to the Cos Cob art colony. The historic road follows Strickland Brook from the Post Road to Cos Cob Harbor where a tidal dam, built by David Bush in 1763 at the mouth of the brook, created Mill Pond.

The district is distinguished by the town’s only National Historic Landmark, Bush-Holley House, a centerpiece of the Greenwich Historical Society’s campus. The district also features well-preserved Colonial homes set close to Strickland Road, stylish Victorian houses with sweeping front lawns, a cluster of early 20th-century Craftsman style bungalows, and a group of post-World War II houses on Mill Pond Court.

The Strickland Road Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The district is architecturally significant as a small, cohesive, residential community distinguished by its architectural variety and excellent state of preservation. It reflects the historical development of the Village of Cos Cob in the Town of Greenwich from 1730 to 1960.

Greenwich Preservation Network

The Greenwich Preservation Network was founded by Chairman Diane Fox under the auspices of the Greenwich Historical Society with a mission to educate and provide information to Greenwich residents regarding the value in preserving significant architectural and historic structures and streetscapes.

Monday, June 25; 1:30 pm

Strickland Road between Putnam Avenue and Loughlin Road, Cos Cob

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer’s request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.

Greenwich Historical Society 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 203-869-6899

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