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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Greenwich Native Andrew Melillo Appointed Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut

As Grand Historian, Melillo will research, write, and preserve and archive the records of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut as well as serve and help each constituent lodge to do the same for their local records and history across the state. 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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