Nominations sought for 2015 Landmark Recognition Program

The Greenwich Historical Society has announced that it is seeking nominations for its annual Landmark Recognition Program.

Established more than 25 years ago, the program is committed to celebrating the town’s fine architectural heritage as a means to encourage preservation. Nearly 300 town buildings, including homes, commercial buildings and structures, have been recognized with landmark plaques since the program was established in 1987.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Greenwich residents to participate in the Historical Society’s preservation efforts which help make our town so special,” said Robin Kencel, the newly appointed chairperson of the Landmark Recognition Program. “We’re looking for a variety of styles, sizes and periods to reflect Greenwich’s unique cultural heritage.”

According to Mr. Kencel, selection criteria embody elements that define design and architectural excellence and evoke a sense of “magic.” Homes, buildings and structures must be at least 50 years old and exhibit rigorous architectural style and design that fits well into the landscape and is suited to its environment, high quality building material and well-proportioned and designed rooms with a sense of scale and detail that complements the style of the structure.

Architects Ira Grandberg and Amanda Martocchio, art historians John Dixon and Anne Walker and architectural photographer Michael Biondo will select four structures to receive the 2014 plaque. Presentations will be made at a reception at the Greenwich Country Club on Sunday, April 26.

Applications for nominating homes and buildings are available by contacting Christopher Shields, archivist, at The Greenwich Historical Society at [email protected] or by calling 203-869-6899, ext. 23. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 8.

The Greenwich Landmark Recognition program is supported by David Ogilvy & Associates, Charles Hilton Architects and HUB International/Ace Insurance.

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