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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Photos of Lot and Drake's Corner Cemetery in Greenwich Updated

The Association's online photos of the cemetery at Lot & Drake's Corner (North Street and Taconic Road in Greenwich) has been updated with all gravestones individually featured. Please go to this link to see more.

Update: Who Owned This (Mead?) House

Last November we posed a question about a house featured in a painting. We were contacted by Pitts Yandell whose family owned this home for a number of years. With the help of Greenwich Historical Society researcher Nola Taylor and Anne Young, archivist of the Society's archives, plus a survey using Google Earth the pieces of this puzzle came into place.

Pitts originally thought the house was at the intersection of Stanwich and Taconic roads in backcountry Greenwich. It turns out this house is located at the intersection of Stanwich and Guinea roads south of the Merritt Parkway overpass.

As Nola Taylor wrote:

I looked at 1938 Franklin Map. The road you refer to as “craggy crest road” was called Rocky Craig Road and Guinea Road in Stamford. The name was later changed to Guinea Road. This map shows your family property on Stanwich Road north of Cognewaugh where Rocky Craig/Guinea Road intersects with Stanwich and continues north along Stanwich Road.

The deed research that was done in on the Elkanah Mead House, 411 Stanwich Road when the house was plaqued by HSTG in 1996 as a Signs of the Times house shows that the property was in the Yandell family from 1918 until 1950.

A mystery solved! The painting is of the Elkanah Mead House. Thank you Nola and Pitts!