The Greenwich Preservation Network &
Historic Properties of Greenwich (HPG)
Publicity and active responses from residents regarding demolitions of historic structures have signaled the need to educate the community on what our town’s historic resources really are, and how and why we should preserve, protect and promote these unique structures.
The Greenwich Preservation Network
The aim of the Greenwich Preservation Network is to outline potential economic and governmental incentives for preservation of historic and architecturally significant structures–residential, commercial and institutional–and to publicize and develop programs to educate the community on local resources.
In March 2015, the Greenwich Historical Society formed the Greenwich Preservation Network by inviting a cross-section of the town’s leadership of public and private organizations and businesses to participate.
Experts in historic preservation and economic development will be tapped to provide information on what other communities have done to preserve their structures and to shed light on funding sources and preservation incentives.
Historic Properties of Greenwich
through Local Historic Property designation.
Over the years, Greenwich’s historic resources have been acknowledged or addressed in various ways: through the preparation of National Register nominations; inclusion in historic resource inventories; documented and designated as Greenwich Historic Landmarks by the Greenwich Historical Society; acquisition by the Town of significant properties, and advocacy by local interest groups. These public and private efforts have accomplished a number of important preservation goals over the past twenty years, but there is a sense that more can and needs to be achieved. Greenwich continues to lose historic resources to development and in the absence of an overall historic preservation plan, preservation activities are largely administered and conducted on an ad hoc basis by a variety of groups.
The recent rate of teardowns has reached a crescendo, and we fear that Greenwich is losing its classic New England tone and appearance. Historic Properties of Greenwich was formed to assist those who are interested in safeguarding their homes and joining the close to 50 homeowners who have already committed to protecting their property for generations to come.
The organization promotes and assists in the creation of the strongest form of protection a historic structure can receive. HPG will be solely devoted to this critical aspect of preservation.
- HPG will assist property owners to secure their lasting legacy by designating their historic home a Local Historic Property.
- HPG will promote the benefits of the Local Historic Property designation.
- HPG will advocate for Local Historic Property incentives.
Historic Properties of Greenwich is a 501(c)3 organization.