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83 Lengthy Tons Street | 06880

Final evening’s Historic District Fee assembly was particular.

It was the one evening a yr that members did not assessment proposed demolitions.

As a substitute, they celebrated buildings that haven’t fallen to the wrecking ball.

The HDC honored 10 which were preserved, thoughtfully and lovingly.

9 had been residential properties. One was the very place they met: City Corridor.

The Preservation Award honorees are:


83 Lengthy Tons Street | 06880

OWNER: Holly Jaffe

The Colonial Revival at 15 Bradley Road initially consisted of the gabled part that was later prolonged to the south, with a perpendicular storage wing.

Remaining particulars embrace the uncovered purlins and second story sleeping porch, each typical of a summer season cottage structure of its interval.

This lovingly preserved residence has been featured in “06880,” in addition to the April 2023 difficulty of “Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.”

Holly Jaffe, the property proprietor and principal of the boutique design agency Wowhaus, renovated the home in 2021. Working with native architect Jon Halper and builder Alan Dreher, they maximized the house with out altering the footprint.


OWNER: Annette Norton

The Mills Farmstead has a number of completely different construct dates, starting from c. 1775 to c.1850.

Nevertheless, it’s believed that the home was constructed c.1775 by Daniel Mills, then both rebuilt or transformed by Hezekiah Mills c. 1820.

The property remained within the Mills household for five generations, till it was
offered in 1982. For the subsequent 40 years the home deteriorated.

Within the spring of 2021, Savvy + Grace proprietor Annette Norton purchased the home. Her intensive inside and exterior renovation included elimination of a stockade fence that hid the home from view, intensive basis restore work, and repairs to the cedar clapboard siding, copper gutters and downspouts.

Her residence was featured in final fall’s first “Historic Properties of ‘06880’” tour.

Annette Norton was honored for renovating a house that yields data essential to Westport’s historic file.


OWNERS: Sophie and Victor Nordenson

60 Lengthy Tons Street is a Colonial Revival home constructed by Daniel Burr in 1767. It was initially positioned at 71 Lengthy Tons Street, and moved to its present website between 1848 and 1851.

Greens Farms Church data point out the congregation met on this home after their assembly home was burned down by Basic William Tryon’s troops in his 1779 raid on Connecticut.

This home was constructed as a 5-bay, central chimney Colonial. It’s unclear if the central chimney was changed with twin stacks through the relocation, or if this occurred later.

The house was renovated within the Colonial Revival mode with 6-over-6 home windows, and a leaded transom over the central entrance.

Sophie and Victor Nordenson acquired the home in 2019, and have stored it secure.

61 clapboard hill street

OWNER: 61 Clapboard Hill Street LLC

McCune Home is likely one of the most interesting examples of Mediterranean Revival structure in Westport.

Regardless of being renovated not too long ago, it stays a well-proportioned, textured stucco construction that’s casually organized to recommend the vernacular constructing traditions of Spain and Italy.

The home’s vital options embrace metal casement home windows, a tile roof, a projecting arched porch and shallow balconette with iron grill.

Constructed by William McCune c. 1920 on the frontage of an 8-acre parcel, it was a seasonal residence for his son and daughter-in-law, William and Edgarda Rowe.

After William’s premature demise, Edgarda married Thomas Coggeshall. They lived in a bigger home on Turkey Hill Street, and used this as a rental property.


OWNERS: Elaine and Andrew Rankowitz

In 1851, after the Daniel Burr Home at 60 Lengthy Tons Street was relocated, this spectacular Italianate dwelling was constructed for William Burr, Sr.

The home handed by the household to his son William, Jr., after which to grandson Morris who owned it into the Sixties.

One of many first Italianate properties in Westport, this 5-bay, 2 1/2-story home has a hip-roof that seems barely extra pronounced in the present day than initially meant because the full-façade veranda was diminished in size.

A few of the splendid exterior particulars, together with coupled brackets beneath the
overhanging eaves and 6-light frieze home windows, are hallmarks of Italianate design.

It was bought by Elaine and Andrew Rankowitz nearly 30 years in the past. The 2024 Preservation Award commemorates their caregiving.


OWNERS: Elizabeth and Andrew Crossfield

This was inbuilt 1830 by Greens Farms Church minister Reverend Thomas F. Davis, on land bought from John Hyde. Davis was an proprietor of the academy on Morningside Street North bought from Ebenezer Adams, whic grew to become often known as Adams Academy.

The Peffers-Everly Home has been enlarged, and reworked within the Colonial Revival model.

Its authentic type was a 3-bay, side-hall plan, Federal constructing with a Grecian
frontispiece. Within the Thirties it was prolonged on either side, and the cross gable, lunette window, Doric cornices and a flat-roofed solarium with a Chinese language trellis
balustrade had been added.

Whereas these additions will not be essentially interval acceptable, they signify the high quality revival craftsmanship that remodeled a lot of Westport’s early homes
into gracious nation estates.

The Preservation Award was given to the Crossfields to commemorate their continued guardianship of this gracious residence.

90 hillandale street

OWNERS: Abby Majlak and John Vine.

The Patrick O’Connor Home is called for the person who acquired a 2-acre parcel east of Muddy Brook within the Eighteen Eighties.

He constructed this home with a vertical, gable-front orientation with deep
overhanging eaves, typical of late Nineteenth-century vernacular Victorian design. The unique constructing had a wraparound porch operating alongside its entrance and aspect elevations.

The home was utterly renovated in 2021 by earlier property proprietor Kim Walin, using the providers of Leonard + Lees Design. It was featured within the April 2023 difficulty of “Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.”

Abby Majlak and John Vine bought the home in 2022. A 2024 Preservation Award was given to honor their continued stewardship.


OWNERS: Carolyn and Joseph Wilkinson

100 Hillspoint Street is a Colonial Revival construction inbuilt 1920.

It’s a rectangular plan constructing with a gable roof foremost block. The symmetrical 5-bay façade has a middle entrance set beneath a projecting, pedimented portico supported by classical columns.

Fenestration consists of 2-over-2 double-hung sash home windows. A central brick chimney and gable dormers interrupt the asphalt shingled roof.

Carolyn and Joseph Wilkinson have lovingly cared for this residence for over 20 years. They obtain a 2024 Preservation Award for excellence in ongoing
care and upkeep.


OWNER: City of Westport

The neo-Classical constructing at 110 Myrtle Avenue serves as Westport’s City Corridor.

It was constructed as a college in 1927 with the assistance of native philanthropist Edward T. Bedford. Bedford Elementary College educated many generations of youngsters till 1978, when it was transformed to City

The 2024 Preservation Award commemorates the not too long ago accomplished façade
restoration challenge of the portico and columns.

The constructing’s central road dealing with elevation consists of a porch with 6 2-story fluted Corinthian columns, supporting a classical gabled portico. A flight of stairs gives entry from the driveway to the raised porch.

The complete meeting is the focus for the general symmetrical composition of the façade, and presents a formidable and critical “face” to Westport City Corridor.

In 2020, although the portico was in good structural situation, proof of some
floor deterioration and lacking particulars had been famous. An evaluation was ready by the Architectural Preservation Studio beneath the supervision of John Broadbin, deputy director of the Division of Public
Works, and former HDC historic preservation specialist Dr. Daryn Reyman-Lock.

Work started in 2023. The challenge included coating elimination and repairs to the wooden columns, pediment, ceiling and journey. The concrete porch, steps and steel railings had been additionally repaired and repainted. Lastly, the unique bronze and glass bulletin board wasrestored to its authentic look.

136 riverside avenue

OWNER: City of Westport

Riverside Avenue (the Submit-Goodsell Home) was constructed within the Queen Anne model by John Croker.

The constructing’s title is a mixture of two property homeowners; Robert Submit, who
occupied the home from 1896 to 1921, and Elizabeth Goodsell, who lived there from 1921 till 1958.

In 1998, the city of Westport bought the property, adjoining to Saugatuck Elementary College. For the subsequent 17 years it was used as workplace house for the Westport Public Colleges.

This property is now leased to Abilis, a non-profit that has served the particular wants group since 1951.

Underneath an settlement with the builders of the Mill Westport condominium complicated, the constructing has been transformed to five unbiased dwelling items. Three are deed-restricted for disabled individuals incomes 60 p.c or much less of the state median earnings.

The opposite 2 items are for people incomes much less 40 p.c or much less of the state median earnings.

This challenge is a wonderful instance of adaptive reuse. The asymmetrically massed home retains its daring roof silhouette — a superb instance of the wealthy, different picturesque mode that dominate the late Nineteenth century.

The wown of Westport receives a 2024 Preservation Award for adaptive reuse.

(The Historic District Fee thanked 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker, former HDC chair Invoice Harris, former HDC member Bob Weingarten, and HDC administrator Donna Douglass. The HDC chair is Grayson Braun; vice chair is Scott Springer; clerk is Wendy Van Wie; members are Invoice Ryan and Martha Eidman, and alternates are Ben Levites, Arthur Hayes and Elayne Landau.)

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