Interesting Facts About Greenwich

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#4 There's a house on Round Hill Road  in Greenwich that was built by a free black man in 1845, was the home and inspiration for the influential American Impressionist artist (and member of the Cos Cob art colony) John Henry Twachtman, and 75 years later inspired homeowner Jim Henson.

 

#5 President George H. W. Bush attended Greenwich Country Day School and met his wife Barbara at a Round Hill Club Christmas dance. His father, Prescott Bush, served as moderator of the Representative Town Meeting in Greenwich. The family home was a 1903 Victorian house on Grove Lane.

#6 The Griffith E. Harris Golf Course (“The Griff”) is an 18-hole, par 71 public course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones, Sr. On 159 acres on King Street, it opened on July 17, 1965 and was originally called the Bruce Memorial Golf Course for local philanthropist Robert M. Bruce. It was renamed in 1999 for First Selectman Griffith E. Harris who was instrumental in designating the land and raising the funds to make the golf course possible.

#7 One of America's foremost landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted, was from Hartford and designed many green spaces in Connecticut including Khakum Wood in Greenwich.

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