Andrew Melillo

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Steep Hollow – What’s In A Name: The Old Bridge is Gone

“Land is a fickle thing. It goes through the ordeals of profit and progress – but the land is still the land. What was once Steep Hollow, was also Dumpling Pond, and today it is North Mianus – yet what is North Mianus? It is perhaps Cos Cob, perhaps ‘North’ Old Greenwich, and perhaps Riverside.” – Andrew Melillo Continue Reading →

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Melillo: The Merritt & Lyon Families, and a Smidgen of the History of the Greenwich Western Frontier

“In the later part of last year, the author, who is a member of the board of the Greenwich Preservation Trust, as well as the Secretary of the masonic lodge, Acacia No. 85, received word from Jeffrey Bingham Mead that there were two portraits in Orrington, Maine that were of Captain Daniel Merritt and his wife Sarah Lyon. The Lord knows how the portraits made it up there, yet besides that interesting story, there was a consensus that these pieces of Greenwich history and art be brought back home.” – Andrew Melillo Continue Reading →

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Luke A. Lockwood, 1833-1905, a proud country lawyer and the father of Masonry in Greenwich

This day 113 years ago suddenly died an eminent man, deeply respected by the townsmen of Greenwich, citizens of this state, and even King Edward VII of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India. His name was Luke A. Lockwood and he was born December 1, 1833 in his family’s ancient homestead on what is now Lockwood Road in Riverside. Continue Reading →

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