Ridgefield’s Historic Structures: how do owners protect them?

Architectural historian Phil Esser will present “Ridgefield’s Rich Architectural History — What’s Here and How to Protect It,” a program that will explore the history of building design in Ridgefield, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Ridgefield Library, 470 Main Street. 

The Ridgefield Historical Society, the Ridgefield Historic District Commission, and the Library are co-sponsoring the program with the goal of providing Ridgefield homeowners with more information about the town’s architectural styles “from the humble beginnings of the town, through the high-style and post-World War II era through the turn of the 21st Century.” Mr. Esser, a longtime Ridgefielder before moving to New Mexico to continue his studies, has extensive knowledge and documentation of Ridgefield architecture. He is a member of the Ridgefield Historical Society board.

The event will also highlight resources for owners of Ridgefield’s historic homes, who will learn about what kind of assistance is offered for preservation efforts and how to go about qualifying. Representatives from the Historic District Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will be available to answer questions and discuss programs.

To register for this free program, visit the Ridgefield Library website, ridgefieldlibrary.org.


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