Final tour of the 375th Anniversary Neighborhood Tours Summer Series
Founders Day 2015 Tour, Old Greenwich
Saturday, July 18th, 10 a.m. at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point
Immediately after the 9:00 a.m. Town
of Greenwich 375th Anniversary ceremony
at Innis Arden Cottage commemorating
the founding of Greenwich in 1640 (see
below), a Founders Day bus departed
at 10:00 a.m. led by resident docents
Chris Franco and Sue Baker of the
Greenwich Point Conservancy. The tour
traced the history of Greenwich Point,
named Elizabeth Neck in the 17th century
as the “perticular purchas” of one of the
town’s founders, Elizabeth Winthrop
Feake, and followed the inward path of
the 18th century settlement of today’s Old
Greenwich into the Great Estates era of the 19th century with the development of J. Kennedy Tod’s
“Innis Arden” estate, when inns and cottages lined the shores, before evolving into today’s Greenwich
Point, the town’s favorite local beach and park. The tour finished back at Innis Arden Cottage.
Photo: Joseph Kantorski
Commemoration of Founders Day: July 18th, 2015
To commemorate the 375th Anniversary of the Founding of Greenwich on July 18, 1640, a ceremony, open to the public, was held beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Innis Arden Cottage on Greenwich Point. To the music of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra’s brass quintet, presentations were made, along with patriotic music and light refreshments, and they were followed by a Founders Day 2015 Bus Tour (see above) which departed from the Cottage at 10:00 a.m., led by resident docents, Chris Franco and Sue Baker of the Greenwich Point Conservancy.
Five of these seven Town landmark buildings are still with us...
the two which aren't have something in common.
Danish Club 1906, Byram
Thomas Lyon House c. 1910, Byram
King Street M.E. Church, Glenville
Putnam Cottage, 1970s
First Congregational Church, c. 1890
Photos: Courtesy of Greenwich Historical Society.
Parade down Greenwich Avenue, 1932