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Virtual Walk around Historic Downtown

Join Historic Neighborhood Preservation Executive Director, Wes Haynes — ON A VIRTUAL WALK AROUND HISTORIC DOWNTOWN To Celebrate National Preservation Week Ferguson Library Main Branch @ 1 Library Plaza, third floor Atlantic and Broad Streets Stamford Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:30-7:45 pm This event is free. The Executive Director of the HNP, Wes Haynes, will take you on a virtual tour of Stamford’s downtown historic district in a slide show. Sponsored by the Ferguson Library....

Save Historic Bedford Hall!

One of Stamford’s greatest landmarks, 545 Bedford Street has graced downtown with its welcoming portico for a century, serving generations of Stamford residents as Bedford Hall (a fashionable inn), Brockton Manor (a popular restaurant), Bouton & Reynolds Funeral Home, and until two years ago the real estate offices of William Pitt.  An application before the Zoning Board seeks approval for the developer, T.R. Eastview, a subsidiary of F.D Rich, to rezone the site and replace...

AN INJUNCTION WORTHY OF HOMER CUMMINGS

Before he became FDR’s fiercest defender of the New Deal, Attorney General Homer Cummings was best known as the Mayor of Stamford responsible for acquiring the land to be called Halloween Park and as a Fairfield County Prosecutor with a strong sense of justice.  His most famous case found a vagrant former soldier innocent of the murder of a popular Bridgeport parish priest despite compelling evidence including a confession and a .32 revolver with a fired cartridge in the suspect’s possession. ...

A Very Special Part of Stamford History Gone Forever

Stamford lost an invaluable historic treasure last Monday after the City issued a permit to demolish the 243 year old house of Revolutionary War veteran Andrew Doherty (1721-1809) at 808 High Ridge Road.  In doing so, the City of Stamford ignored timely objections that were filed by a neighbor of the property and the Historic Neighborhood Preservation Program (HNPP).   The humble and venerable house was something that Stamford should have cherished.  It was built...