Greenwich Landmarks, Annual Meeting & David Ogilvy Preservation Award

Event Details

Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm


Registration required

Four Greenwich structures owned, designed or dedicated to trailblazing women will receive bronze plaques in recognition of their design excellence and value in preserving Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage.

The properties include Mary Tyler Moore’s former stately fieldstone home, the Greenwich YWCA, Innis Arden Cottage and a spectacular multi-winged Tudor dwelling in Rock Ridge.

Innis Arden Cottage is historically significant as one of the more important surviving structures of Innis Arden, the largest and most complex estate on the Long Island Sound shoreline of Greenwich, developed between 1884 and 1910 for J. Kennedy Tod. It was designed by Katharine C. Budd (1860-1951) one of the country’s first woman architects and the first to be licensed by the State of New York. Innis Arden Cottage was used primarily as a guest house and is historically significant in its own right because it served as a summer retreat between 1906 and 1913 for Anna Maxwell, one of the most important figures in American nursing history.

David Ogilvy will be granted posthumously with the Greenwich Historical Society’s first David Ogilvy Preservation Award to recognize his contributions to historic preservation in Greenwich. The award will be presented to Anne Ogilvy and family at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Landmarks Recognition reception September 2021.



Heather Sargent
Alexandre Cummiskey

COMMITTEE (in formation)

Sue Baker
Brooke Bancroft
Sharon and Stephen Baum
Alyssa Keleshian Bonomo
Alisa S. Brockelman
Ashley Bruynes
Rob and Eunice Burnett
Melinda and Brian Carroll
Holly Cassin
Leason and Chris Cercy
Peter Cummiskey
Sharon Dorram and Damian Krause
Stephanie and Andrew Douglass
Lauren DuPont
Ellsworth Ford Associates
Carrie Emery
Meredith and Brian Feurtado
Suzanne and Ramsey Frank
Cosby W. George
Heather and Andrew Georges
Jeanine and Robert Getz
Elise and Greg Green

COMMITTEE (in formation)

Spencer and Ren Harman
Holly and Tom Harty
Charles Hilton
Susan S. Hinrichs
Diane Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne T. Jervis
Mr. James and Ambassador Brenda Johnson
Joni and Kevin Kimberlin
Tammy Kiratsous
Michael Kovner and
Jean Doyen de Montaillou
Alexa Maddock
Isabel and Peter Malkin
Mimi Moulton
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Newman
Emma and Mark Pennington
Deborah and Chuck Royce
Carter Simonds
Alease and Paul Tallman
Catherine Tompkins
Karen Toy
Liza and Ned Weihman
Michael Zimmerman

A Tribute and Memorial to David F. Ogilvy

anne & david ogilvy
David, because of his unique position, could have sold our beloved town out a billion times over. I remember him touring prospective buyers through historic homes such as ours and trying to get them to think creatively, explaining how they could meld old with new.
The same with listings. And with land. Always how to preserve – how to keep character and familiar streetscapes. He was like the self appointed “Protector of Greenwich.” Years ago he attempted to win tax abatements for those who would agree not to subdivide their land, but it did not pass. David was a gentle man of integrity, guided by a strong moral compass and his deep love of this town.”  — Elise Hillman Green, co-founder, Historic Properties of Greenwich 

David Ogilvy (1942–2020) was the former President and owner of David Ogilvy & Associates, a leading force in Greenwich real estate for over 40 years. An enthusiast for Greenwich’s history and quality of life, he sponsored for many years the Historical Society’s annual Antiquarius Holiday House tours and its Greenwich Landmarks programs to document and plaque significant historic structures in Greenwich. He led the joint initiative with the Historical Society, Land Trust and Sandra Hillman to create a land easement and preservation restriction in 2003 for Stoneybrooke, the first local historic property located outside of an historic district to be permanently protected in Greenwich.

The Jeremiah Mead House is located at 29 Tacoinc Road, Greenwich, CT The original section dates from the year 1751.

He was a cherished friend and member of the Greenwich Historical Society’s Advisory Council since 2007 and contributed to our “Reimagine the Campus” capital campaign in 2017. He served faithfully as a trustee of the Greenwich Land Trust for ten years beginning in 1998 and as its president from 2002-2003, greatly admired for leading the charge for the “100 Days to Save Treetops” fundraiser. David made significant contributions toward the preservation of Fisher Field in 1999 and the Mueller Preserve in 2012.

He was the first person to receive the Audubon’s Lifetime Conservation Award and was also honored with the Boys and Girls Club National Medallion award and as Rotary Club Citizen of the Year in 2010. Greenwich will forever be grateful for his leadership, enthusiasm and vision that enabled the preservation of so many historic places and open land in Greenwich.