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Monday, March 7, 2016

Demolition Alert: Jared Mead House, also known as The White House, Silleck House or Sundial Apartments

Word has reached us that another Mead family historic building in Greenwich is in danger of demolition. 

Pictured above is the Jared Mead House, which when it was built in 1827 was the first hotel on the shores of Long Island Sound, The White House.

A hearing is being held on Tuesday evening, March 8 at Greenwich Town Hall. The application calls for the demolition of this and other structures at 702 Steamboat Road to be replaced with townhouses. 

The Association posted this piece in July 2010 about the history of this building. 

We also call to your attention that Judge Frederick Hubbard wrote about this Mead building in his book Other Days in Greenwich:

We are encouraging family descendants to write to town officials objecting to any proposed demolition of this building. Please remember that emails are not considered acceptable or official. 

You must submit a printed letter which needs to include your address and your signature. 

Please submit your letter-of-objection to:

William Marr, 
Buildings Inspection Office
Town of Greenwich
101 Field Point Road,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

You may also write to:

Katie DeLuca, Diretcor
Greenwich Planning and Zoning
101 Field Point Road,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Stephen Bishop
Historic District Commission
101 Field Point Road,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

UPDATE: MARCH 8, 2016 AT 6:00 P.M.

We have been informed that tonight's hearing on this historic building has been delayed to March 22nd. The reason is that the applicant Steamboat Road Acquisitons LLC and Morgan Jenkins- can "revise the project design in an attempt to eliminate certain zoning non-conformities."