In recent years, Stamford, Connecticut's residents have doubled down on efforts to record and protect sites of historical significance in their communities. Two of the communities to join in these efforts are the Glenbrook and Cove neighborhoods.
In Glenbrook, collaboration between the state and local volunteers allowed an architectural consultant, David Taylor, to survey and document the area's historical sites. He cataloged around 150 properties, some of which date back to the late 1800s. Residents are considering launching a historic walking tour to raise additional funds for their neighborhood.
The larger Cove neighborhood survey area also overlapped with the National Park Service's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Nearly $300,000 in federal funding allowed R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. to survey this neighborhood in the eastern part of Stamford, as well as other communities across Connecticut's four coastal counties. That project will provide current data to the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, and it may facilitate future federal relief funds and tax incentives for preservation of historic properties.