Greenwich Historical Society’s newly reimagined campus is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The awards program honors outstanding achievement in protecting and nourishing Connecticut’s significant buildings, landscapes and communities, and the individuals and organizations whose work makes historic places shine and serve as an inspiration for others.
Historical Society Executive Director and CEO Debra Mecky, David Scott Parker and John Wasilewski of David Scott Parker Architects, and Nicolas Everett and Dimitri Seferidis of A.P. Construction Company accepted the award for the project team, which also included Peter Malkin, Reimagine the Campus Campaign Chairman. The Connecticut Trust praised the complex for furthering the Historical Society’s mission and revitalizing a place that inspired Impressionist artists. The campus’ restored Toby’s Tavern was immortalized by Childe Hassam, one of America’s greatest painters, when he and other American Impressionists lived, worked and taught at the site of the campus on Cos Cob harbor from 1890 – 1920.
The awards presentation took place at the Harford Town & Country Club, April 4.