56 CLAPBOARD RIDGE - PETITION AGAINST DEMOLITION!

SAVE 56 CLAPBOARD RIDGE RD.
SAVE 56 CLAPBOARD RIDGE RD. 259 Comments
637 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Hobby Horse Farm c. 1840 (56 CLAPBOARD RIDGE RD) ranks among the most remarkable and historic homesites in Greenwich, CT and is SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION!

SADLY our beautiful Historical homes in Greenwich, CT are disappearing at a rapid pace.

Hobby Horse Farm, also known as the Benjamin Reynolds house, is an 1840 manor home in the Greek Revival style that was originally built on 150 acres purchased by Benjamin in 1838 from Jared Reynolds, his brother, for $5,000.

Today, the 4.75 acres of Hobby Horse Farm shines, thanks to Lisa and Mark Jennings's complete restoration in 2001 and 2010. The 9000-square-foot, white, three-story house of stone and shingle, with louvered black shutters, stunning crown moldings, original antique wide-plank wood floors, a 1920's 8ft wide fireplace, with a roof topped in slate - old stone walls, perennial gardens, a swimming pool, a trout-stocked lake with a wooden row boat, open fields, a paddock, original post and beams and an actual hitching post all remain in tact and in spectacular shape.

Imagine a home that was built 60 years prior to the automobile? In 1845 the "rules of Baseball" were officially written, 1849 was the beginning of the Gold Rush, 1863 New York was awash in Draft riots, the first telephones were installed in New York in 1848 and as a reminder Hobby Horse Farm has withstood, earthquakes, hurricanes, disease, two World Wars, terrorism and also heard generations of newborn cries, children's laughter, weddings bells, July 4th fireworks and plenty of backyard BBQ's.

HISTORY should not be bulldozed away because someone can afford to do so!!

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION to help save this HISTORICAL LANDMARK.

Please watch a beautiful video of 56 Clapboard Ridge Rd. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlVzOb_e_bI

GREENWICH TIMES MAGAZINE TRIES TO SAVE CLAPBOARD: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Can-historic-Greenwich-home-be-saved-6762513.php?cmpid=email-mobile

Lastly, please read a wonderful article about BENJAMIN REYNOLDS and the CLAPBOARD RIDGE, HOBBY HORSE FARM history.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/business/article/Gree...


  • Laura
    Laura United States, Darien
    Dec 20, 2016
    Dec 20, 2016
    Beautiful remarkable home! don't destroy something that doesn't need to be knocked down. why not remodel?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 29, 2016
    Nov 29, 2016
    House has been demolished.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 07, 2016
    Nov 07, 2016
    Barack Obama openly called on illegal aliens to vote in Tuesday’s election.
    This whole administration is lawless! They lie at every turn.
    They lied to get Obamacare passed.
    They lied about Benghazi.
    They lied about Hillary’s private server and emails.
    And now they are calling on illegal aliens to vote.
    The video comes from Cavuto. Here is the link:
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/criminal-president-obama-encourages-illegal-aliens-vote-promises-no-repercussions-video/
  • Jane Arnone
    Jane Arnone United States, Riverside
    Nov 01, 2016
    Nov 01, 2016
    Anyone whose family home is bought by greedy developers and razed to the ground should sign this petition.
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