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Greenwich, Connecticut, USA - Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Greenwich's founding families purchased the land from Native Americans for 25 coats.


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Greenwich Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cull
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
The Maples
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Town Hall, 1906
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Town Hall, 1906
Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Putnam Avenue
Residence E. C. Benedict, 1909
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Residence E. C. Benedict, 1909
Episcopal Church
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Episcopal Church
Pickwick Arms Hotel
New England's most beautiful family and transient hotel. Twenty-eight miles fro
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Pickwick Arms Hotel
New England's most beautiful family and transient hotel. Twenty-eight miles from New York. Open all year. Under ownership-management.
Public School
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Residence of W. T. Hyde, North Street, Greenwich, Conn.
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Residence of W. T. Hyde, North Street, Greenwich, Conn.

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South Greenwich Avenue, 1914
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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South Greenwich Avenue, 1914
Edgewood Inn
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Edgewood Inn

"...The Edgewood Inn, which a 1939 article described was "for many years one of the largest and most fashionable summer hotels in this section", opened its doors in June, 1902. It was located near the interesction of today's Edgewood Place, Edgewood Drive and Valley Drive, on land that was once a part of the Colonel Thomas A. Mead farm.

Construction of the Inn was financed by Nathaniel Witherell, a wealthy New York shipping tycoon and leading Greenwich real estate developer and philanthropist. As a partner in the newly formed Edgewood Land Company, Witherell was no doubt eager for its guests to enjoy the Inn's country setting and, hopefully, be enticed to purchase land in the surrounding subdivision..." www.greenwichhistory.org
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Seabury House, Round Hill Road
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Seabury House, Round Hill Road
Christ Church
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Post Office and Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
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1819 - Greenwich
Greenwich, a maritime post township, is situated in the southwestern corner of the county and State, 48 miles west from New-Haven, 84 from Hartford, and 38 east from New-York; bounded on the north and west by West-Chester county, in the State of New-York, on the east by Stamford, and on the south by Long Island sound. Its average length is 8 and a half miles, and its average breadth nearly 6 miles, comprising about 50 square miles...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1839 - Greenwich
Greenwich, Connecticut
Fairfield county. The settlement of this town commenced in 1640, and was incorporated by Stuyvesant, the Dutch governor of New York, in 1665. Greenwich comprises three parishes of villages,—West Greenwich, Greenwich on the E. and Stanwich on the N. West Greenwich, on Horse Neck, so called from a peninsula on the Sound formerly used as a horse pasture, is the largest and most important part of the town. Greenwich is watered by Bryan river, the boundary line between the town and state of New York, and the most southern part of New England. At the outlet of Byram river, on the New York side is a place called Sawpits, a noted landing place on the Sound, 28 miles N.E. from New York. Miannus creek and other small streams water the town.

A great battle took place between the Dutch and Indians at Horse Neck, in 1646. The action was long and severe, both parties fighting with much obstinacy. The Dutch with much difficulty kept the field, and the Indians withdrew.... Read MORE...

1854 - Greenwich
Greenwich, a post-township of Fairfield co., Connecticut, bordering on Long Island sound, and intersected by the New York and Hew Haven railroad, 31 miles N. E. from New York city. The principal village has a beautiful situation near the water. It has recently become a favorite place of residence to persons doing business in New York. Population of the township, 5036.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1859
GREENWICH, a township and village in Fairfield co., Connecticut, U.S., 40 m. E of New York. The township is watered by the Byram river. Pop. 3,921.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Greenwich
Greenwich, a post-village in Greenwich township, Fairfield co., Conn., is beautifully situated on Long Island Sound, 28 miles by rail N.E. of New York, and 27 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport. It contains the Greenwich Academy and elegant residences. Many persons who do business in New York reside here. The township forms the S.W. extremity of Connecticut. P. (1890) 10,131; of village, 2100.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1902 - ACCIDENT AFTER THE CIRCUS. PRESIDENT TRUESDALE'S SON'S PONY THROWS A BOY, FATALLY INJURING HIM.
Special to The New York Times.

Greenwich, Conn., Sept. 13. - JIMMIE MEEHAN, aged fourteen, is dying at his home, next door to the Summer residence of WILLIAM H. TRUESDALE, President of the Lackawanna Road, owing to his desire to ride a circus pony.

JIMMIE was one of the lemonade boys at the amateur circus this afternoon, and afterward volunteered to lead MR. TRUESDALE'S son's pony, DAN, to JOHN WAHL'S stables, a half mile away. CALVIN TRUESDALE had ridden the pony in the ring. JIMMIE was told to lead the animal, but instead jumped in the saddle. Going down a hill the pony threw him, and he was picked up unconscious and taken into SCOTT CONOVER'S house near by. Four physicians have been attending him, but he has received internal injuries, and it is thought a fractured skull, and will probably live only until morning.
The New York Times
New York, New York
September 14, 1902
1908 - GREENWICH FIRE LOSS MAY REACH $250,000 Business Section of Connecticut Summer Town Swept - Started from Children's Bonfire. SUMMER HOMES DAMAGED
Telephone Girls Stuck to Their Posts and Sent Messages for Help While Phone Building Burned.
Special to The New York Times.

GREENWICH, Conn., July 17 - A fire, in which eight were injured and which did damage estimated at $250,000, destroyed much of the business section of the town to-day. Simultaneously fires sprang up in different sections of the town, so that at one time there were twelve different residences of Summer dwellers burning, some of them a mile from the scene of the big fire.

It was only the promptness of the Fire Departments of Stamford, Port Chester, East Port Chester, Rye, Glenville and Mianus that saved the town.

The fire started at 11:15 A. M. in a paint shop in the rear of F. A. Moshier's livery stable. It is supposed to have caught from a bonfire built nearby by children. The grocery store of George A. Finch was soon ablaze, and before water could be put on this the carriage repository of John H. Ray & Son was ablaze. Before aid from other towns reached ... Read MORE...

1914 - SUES MRS. HOLLEY FOR HER ARREST - Former Maid Alleges Theft Charge Interrupted Her Honeymoon.
Greenwich, Conn., April 3. - Mrs. William Salffron has appealed to the Superior Court for damages of $10,000 for being torn from her home while a bride an d being taken to the Greenwich jail and charged with stealing $125 of antique table silverware from Mrs. Edward Holley, a sister-in-law of Elmer MacRae, the artist.

She had been employed as Mrs. Holley's private maid until she left in December to be married. Two weeks afterward Mrs. Holley missed her silverware from a closet. She said that none but the maid knew where she kept the key and swore out a warrant for her arrest and a search warrant.

Mrs. Saffron protested her innocence to the probation officer, Miss Elsie Tiemann, but was locked up from 3 to 9 p. m., when her husband discovered her whereabouts. She was then paroled in his custody and a week later was discharged in the Greenwich Borough court.

Mrs. Holley's property has been attached by Sheriff Ladrigan.
New York Tribune
New York, New York
April 4, 1914
1916
Greenwich, a banking post-borough in Greenwioh township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., is beautifully situated on Long Island Sound, 28 miles NE. of New York, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. It contains the Greenwich Academy, Rosemary Hall, and handsome residences. It is a suburban-resort for many New Yorkers. The town forms the SW. extremity of Connecticut. Pop. in 1900, 2420 ; of the town, 12,172.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
1922 - CASINO IN GREENWICH BURNS
But Firemen Save the Edgewood Inn, Threatened by the Flames.
Special to The New York Times.

GREENWICH, Conn., March 18. - The large casino of the Edgewood Inn, owned by Miss Louise Edward and Miss Mary Dillan, was completely destroyed by fire this afternoon.

A grass fire was discovered in the vacant lot a short distance from the building, and Superintendent Henry Conners of the inn and grounds with other employes{sis} attempted to extinguish the blaze with brooms, but a high wind blew the burning leaves against the building, which was soon enveloped in flames. The fire companies with several lines of hose saved a Summer house, as well as the hotel and other houses in the vicinity.
The New York Times
New York, New York
March 19, 1922
1949 - ..Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - It's a smart car that knows when to stop.
A Brooklyn man driving in Greenwich in November stopped when he got a flat tire. When the car stopped, eight other drivers sought to swing around the parked car, but bunched up and bumped. Slight damage was caused to all cars - except the one with the flat tire...
Naugatuck News
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Wednesday, January 5, 1949
1983 - June 28 - Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3

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June 28, 1983
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Greenwich:
Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point):

Start your visit with a trip to Greenwich Point Park. This 147-acre park offers beautiful beaches, walking trails, and picnic areas. It's perfect for a relaxing day by the Long Island Sound.

Bruce Museum:

Located in the heart of Greenwich, the Bruce Museum features a diverse collection of art, science, and natural history exhibits. It's a great place to explore with the family.

Bush-Holley House:

This historic site was once the center of the American Impressionist art colony. Take a guided tour to learn about its rich history and the artists who lived and worked here.

Greenwich Avenue:

Shop and dine on Greenwich Avenue, the town's main street. You'll find a mix of high-end boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. It's a fantastic place for strolling and people-watching.

Audubon Greenwich:

Nature enthusiasts will love Audubon Greenwich, which offers hiking trails, a nature center, and bird-watching opportunities. Check their... Read MORE...

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