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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.  

 

Still there?

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

Bush-Holley House

First Congregational Church, c. 1890

Photos: Courtesy of Greenwich Historical Society.

Parade down Greenwich Avenue, 1932