Restored Feake-Ferris House to be Unveiled at Founder’s Day Reception
Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Point Conservancy announced that the newly restored Feake-Ferris House (c1645-1689) will be the site of the July 18 Founder’s Day reception to announce the winners of the Historical Society’s “This Place Matters!” photo contest. Attendees at the reception will be among the first to tour the restored home, the earliest part of which was erected in 1645 by Greenwich founders Elizabeth and Robert Feake.
“We’re thrilled to showcase the newly restored Feake-Ferris House at the Historical Society’s This Place Matters! reception,” says Chris Franco, president, Greenwich Point Conservancy Board of Directors. “The multi-year restoration project at Greenwich’s oldest house — one of the oldest in America — has rediscovered the spectacular original home of Elizabeth Winthrop Feake, namesake of ‘Elizabeth’s Neck,’ as Greenwich Point was known for more than 200 years. The work has been made possible by generous contributions from town residents concerned about preserving our unique heritage. The Founder’s Day reception to showcase love of town is a natural tie in to the Greenwich Point Conservancy’s mission.”
According to Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director & CEO Debra Mecky, the Feake-Ferris House is an ideal venue for the reception: “At a time when so many of our historic structures are being replaced, it’s a privilege to showcase a home that is indelibly tied to our history. Feake-Ferris House is a treasured Greenwich landmark that matters a great deal to our town’s heritage and character.”
The contest’s top three entries will be published in Greenwich Magazine, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of This Place Matters, and displayed at the Greenwich Historical Society’s newly reimagined campus when it reopens this fall.
The free reception is July 18 at 10 a.m. A shuttle will be available to transport guests from the Greenwich Point parking area to the Feake-Ferris House.