Tour leader John Bridge will lead a group through the Greenwich Municipal Center Historic District
focusing on key structures built between 1893 and 1934.
Beginning with the Havemeyer School (1893), built on acreage large enough to be used as a public
common, the district includes three war memorials and six masonry buildings erected in the
Romanesque Revival, Neo-classical and Art Deco styles: Old Town Hall (1905), old Town Hall Annex (built as the Town’s first high school in 1906), the former Greenwich Post Office (1917), today’s Town Hall (built as the town’s second high school in 1925) and a Central Fire House and Police Station (1938,
demolished in 2014). A lot has changed since then, but the remaining buildings contribute immensely to
Greenwich’s historic landscape.
A “downtown” Greenwich native, tour leader John Bridge now resides in Riverside. John has witnessed
firsthand the last 50+ years of residential and commercial development of his beloved hometown. He is
a graduate of Greenwich High School and Georgetown University with a BA in English. After many years
working in the telecommunications and travel industries, John is now delighted to educate and entertain
both children and adults as a docent for the Bush-Holley House.
Participants will meet in front of the current Town Hall at 101 Field Point Road. The tour will last
approximately 1-1/2 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. There will be a short rest in the middle, but
you should expect to be on your feet for 45 minutes. Water will be provided.
Due to limited space, reservations will be limited to two per person and must be made in advance.