Bye Bye to Pomerance Mansion. Demolition Equipment is in Position.

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Photo courtesy of Rob Otto

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Photo courtesy of Rob Otto

Up at Pomerance, a demolition excavator is in place. The photos above are courtesy of Rob Otto, and more available on Imagerysmith.

Last week Greenwich Free Press published photos of the derelict mansion, replete with graffiti, litter and the urge to say, “uh-oh.”

Nothing good could come of leaving the dwelling as is, though there is a movement afoot to seek an alternative.

Recently, Al Monelli explained to GFP reporter James Finn, “Nobody is going to provide money to restore that building and we can’t leave it in the condition it is, because it’s a magnet for the kids to break in… It’s unsafe.”

Our photo gallery received thousands of page views and 27 Facebook likes.  PHOTOS: Seton House, Attractive Nuisance?

With luck, people with long memories of Cos Cob had a chance to wander in from Orchard Street and take a gander before the demolition what was Barbara Tuchman’s former home. The original Wyndygoul burned down and was rebuilt about 50 years ago.

James’ feature, Pomerance Mansion: A Historically Sensitive Demolition Alternative struck a chord with Greenwich residents, receiving thousands of page views and a whopping 262 Facebook likes.

Finn interviewed Peter Davenport and published a thoughtful video chronicling the history of the site.

What’s next for the wrecking ball? Watch this space. It gets worse.

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  • 50 years ago Robert Moses style planning arrived here.
    50 years ago Conservation Commission was formed as head fake to show “experts” are doing the best for all.
    Town just spent near a million to polish the silos at Town Hall & “improve” sidewalks there.
    How can anyone expect them to use money to preserve the heart and soul of our communities best examples of how Greenwich is truly rich?
    Intellectual effectual activity is the opposite of why people come here now.
    They come to raise money for themselves, not to raise a family with pride of place.
    With 3 Townies in place as Selectmen, a Townie as head of “Planning” & the “Wetlands” regulatory power brokerage agency we have a chance to reverse the ugly only 50 year trend in our 375 year history.
    “Protect & Defend Our Constitution” is no longer taken seriously thanks to the likes of “representatives” we have in DC at present. Turning our whole country into a Permit Parasite Paradise, copying the 50 year old Greenwich model that has inflicted our State instead of the seat of intellectual and effective achievement of heart felt pride of place and self. Not just thickness of wallet.