Gems of Greenwich: A Heritage Capital in Washington County

September 28, 2022

The Washington County community of Greenwich is home to some of the area’s best and most vibrant architectural heritage in the southern part of the North Country. Greenwich’s National Register-listed village historic district boasts roughly 165 historic structures with a rich number of 19th and 20th century architectural styles ranging from Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival, many of which are residential with some contributing commercial structures. This outing will include a walking tour of Greenwich’s historic district, as well as a peek into some wonderfully intact historic residences. After lunch, we will travel a short distance to a spectacularly rehabilitated 1850 schoolhouse that is now a scenic vacation rental property, as was lovingly restored by Jill and Richard Tefft, a dynamic father-daughter team who earned and AARCH Preservation Award in 2020 for their restoration of the building. Lastly, get a sneak peek into the restoration of noted women’s suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s childhood home in nearby Battenville, a future New York State historic site.

This tour is led by AARCH board member, former Programs Director, and Greenwich resident Susan Arena; local guides, historians, and property owners, including 2020 AARCH Award Preservation Award winners Jill and Rick Tefft; and experts from the New York State Historic Preservation Office. The tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 3:30 PM.

The fee is $55 for AARCH members and $65 for non-members. Lunch is included.

This trip includes roughly a mile of walking on sidewalks.



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