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Buildings Honored for Reuse, Rehab

A panel of five judges will recognize five Greenwich building projects as examples of rehabilitation and recycling of Greenwich buildings. The winners of these first ever Greenwich Preservation Awards will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday hosted by the Greeenwich Historical Society.

"The winners clearly illustrate that the preservation of structures from all periods contributes greatly to the Greenwich community," said John Morris Dixon, committee chairman and jury member for the Greenwich Preservation Awards.

"These fine instances of restoration, protection and recycling can serve as examples for other historic properties in Greenwich and elsewhere."

The organizations responsible for the reconstruction and restoration will be honored at a ceremony, with a cocktail reception, set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club.

A panel of judges selected five Greenwich projects for awards that demonstrated the aesthetic, cultural and economic benefits of preservation.

The Bridges School was chosen for rehabilitating the former North Mianus School. Greenwich Hospital was also a winner for rehabilitation of 28 Wiliam St. in the Fourth Ward Historic District. The Greenwich Adult Day Care River House was chosen for reusing the New York, New Haven and Hartford Pump Station. The Greenwich Point Conservancy preserved and restored the Innis Arden Cottage. The residents of the Stanwich Local Historic District will be also be honored for special achievement

"Recipients of this year's awards showcase Greenwich's nonprofit and community organizations that contribute so much to the town," Debra Mecky, Greenwich Historical Society executive director, said in a statement. "They demonstrate how historically significant buildings can evolve to meet new and changing needs."

Tickets to the ceremony and cocktail reception are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 14.

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