The Greenwich Board of Selectman focused on new areas of reconstruction and restoration at its meeting on Friday.
The Board announced in light of construction plans for the Riversville Project, which required a temporary bridge, the speed limit on Riversville road to will be reduced to 25 mph until June of next year.
"To navigate the work zone people are violating the pavement parking so they keep their speed up, and we're asking for the reduction to calm them down."
Members of the Greenwich Preservation Trust presented a proposal for the conceptual relocation and use of the Thomas Lyon House built in 1695. As the oldest house in Greenwich, it has been acknowledged since the 20th century as rare example of Colonial architecture. In the 1920's it was removed nearly intact from its first site on the north side of the Post Road to Byram Road.
"They placed the back of the house on ledge, which sits at the bottom of this big hill and the water has been running down for about 90 years now without proper drainage, rotting out the back of it," said Greenwich Preservation Trust Vice Chairman Eric Borwer. "So we will keep the majority of the house in tact, structurally stabilize it with whatever techniques are feasible and then in would be put on a truck, the same it was in 1927 when it was removed across the street from its original location."
The Greenwich Preservation Trust is in the process of creating a site plan and budget for the project.
"We wanted to bring this forth publicly so we could frankly unite more interest and perhaps get people to support financially the overall goal of rehabilitation on this very treasured home," said first selectman Peter Tesei.
"People come here to live, work and the very reason they come to Greenwich is because of the beauty of its landmarks, the old buildings and we just want to keep Greenwich as it is with their landmarks," said Greenwich Preservation Trust Chairman Jo Conboy.
For more information visit byramct.org/lyonhouse.