Lyon House placed on Freedom Trail 

Thomas_Lyon_HouseGreenwich Preservation Trust invites the public to celebrate the placement of the Thomas Lyon House on the Connecticut Freedom Trail on Sunday, Sept. 14.

The ceremony will be held at 2:30 at Lyon Ridge, which is next to McKinney Terrace and the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink. It will feature speakers First Selectman Peter Tesei; Al Marder, president of the Connecticut Freedom Trail, State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development; and Felix-Gerald Delatour, pastor of Little Bethel AME Church.

There will be the reading of a proclamation, a plaque dedication and a sermon. The event will be held rain or shine with light refreshments.

The Thomas Lyon House, which historians date to the 1690s, is believed to be the oldest unaltered structure in Greenwich. Its history dates to Thomas Lyon, one of the earliest settlers in Fairfield County. His son, Thomas, was the initial occupant of the house, which remained in the family’s possession for centuries. The property is currently owned and maintained by the town.

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