PHOTOS: Seton House, Attractive Nuisance?

Following last week’s popular Greenwich Free Press feature by James Finn (Pomerance Mansion: A Historically Sensitive Demolition Alternative)  chronicling the history of Ernest Thompson Seton mansion in Cos Cob and its pending partial demolition by the Town of Greenwich, this editor was compelled to see visit the property.

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The original Wyndygoul burned down and was rebuilt about 50 years ago. It now sits abandoned and is a magnet for vandals, litterbugs and graffiti artists. It looks like a set from a horror movie.

The abandoned house is slathered in graffiti and littered with the detritus of parties and campfires, both recent and long ago.

If you’ve never seen what has become of Seton house, originally ‘Wyndygoul,’ this is for you:

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  • The siting of the building is/was an example sound, practical and energy efficient as well as thoughtful.
    Seton had and has an impact in a positive way on millions.
    We should honor the effectiveness of his legacy.
    That our impressionable youth now can only camp in Town hard by the highway side says a lot about how we have failed to act responsibly.
    Adults should take the hit for failing to give youth better outlets to express themselves.
    Let’s have them put away their paint cans and burnish their outdoor skills there.