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DOCOMOMO Day at the Fish Church – 1101 Bedford Street, Stamford

The Highland Green Foundation (HGF), a friends’ group supporting secular education, arts and preservation programs at First Presbyterian recently received the green light from the National Park Service to proceed with nominating the Fish Church as a National Historic Landmark (NHL), the highest level of federal recognition for historic properties. HGF invites you to explore and celebrate Stamford’s first NHL candidate during an open house of the sanctuary and carillon and talks on their design...

Stamford Advocate Columnist, Angela Carrera, Writes Front Page Story on Bedford Hall Demolition

To save historic buildings, city needs lifelines. Stamford has been known as a developer’s town for about 150 years. So it was no surprise last week when Bedford Hall, a neoclassical building with four tall columns and wide front steps, which stood at 545 Bedford St. for 110 years, was demolished. Originally the home of a prominent Stamford lawyer, it was converted in 1915 into a high-end hotel called Bedford House. In the 1940s it...

Lynn Villency Cohen Writes an Editorial Published in the Stamford Advocate

June 10, 2014 — May has been deemed preservation month by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and for the past 25 years across the country, the notion of preservation and a collective spirit of valuing and preserving our historical past, has gained greater momentum. The Millenial generation, in particular, is noted for upholding values of shared social responsibility, sustainability and a connection to local community. But May has passed, and and here in Stamford, the...

Talk about the Historic Turn of River Bridge

Historic Neighborhood Preservation invites you to a talk about the Historic Turn of River Bridge with HNP Executive Director, Wes Haynes and Founder, Renee Kahn Sunday, May 18 at 3:00-4:00 North Stamford Congregational Church 31 Cascade Road, Stamford Refreshments will be served immediately after the talk. Please RSVP to admin@hnppinc.org...