April 26, 3:45 pm–6:00 pm$75 – $500
Greenwich Historical Society has recognized local homes and other sites for their architectural or historical distinction for over three decades, promoting pride in ownership of historic properties and encouraging their preservation and adaptive use. On April 26, in keeping with this year’s centennial celebration of women’s suffrage, four Greenwich structures owned, designed or dedicated to trailblazing women will receive plaques in recognition of their design excellence and value in preserving Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage.
This year, we are proud to announce the David F. Ogilvy Preservation Award recognizing major accomplishments or lifetime work dedicated to the advancement of historic preservation in Greenwich. The inaugural award, posthumously honoring our long-time board member, supporter, and friend David Ogilvy, will be presented to his wife, Anne.
Keynote speaker Nina Harkrader completed her doctorate in the history of art and architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She will discuss her recent publication, All the Single Ladies: “Women’s Only” Buildings in Early 20th-Century New York, with additional thoughts on similar structures built here in Greenwich. Dr. Harkrader writes and lectures on a variety of 19th- and early 20th-century architectural and history topics.
Among the homes honored these year are the stately fieldstone home that the late Mary Tyler Moore lived in with her husband, S. Robert Levine, M.D., the Innis Arden Cottage/Tod’s Point, designed by Katherine C. Budd, one of the first female architects in the United States; the Woolley-Huntzinger House, home of philanthropist Ada Huntzinger and her husband, Robert; and the YWCA, which is being recognized for its architectural distinctiveness and mission of empowering women and girls through leadership, innovative programming and services.
The Landmarks Recognition Program kicks off Greenwich Preservation Month and the fourth annual This Place Matters Photo Contest, during which the public is invited to submit photos of favorite places in Greenwich, an effort inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich
Tickets are $75 per person; $250 for Patron level; $500 for Benefactor level.
Advance reservations are required. Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
Images above clockwise from top left: Woolley-Huntzinger House, 1916, home to philanthropist Ada Huntzinger; Harkaway, 1912, Home to cultural icon Mary Tyler Moore; YWCA, 1969, Home to the Greenwich chapter of the YWCA, supporting ‘women’s empowerment, inclusion, and dignity for all.’; Innis Arden Cottage, 1902. Designed by Katherine C. Budd, one of the first woman architects in the United States