Preserving the Past for Future Generations
The Historic Preservation Committee has its roots in the founding of the Historical Society as the Ridgefield Preservation Trust in 1999 by saving the 18th Century David Scott House from demolition. The Historic Preservation Committee is tasked with monitoring changes to our landscape that may have the potential to undermine the cherished 300-year character of Ridgefield’s streets and neighborhoods. Issues that arise require an understanding of resources, particularly historic buildings. Historic Preservation advocacy requires building awareness and providing educational tools to help the public understand the history of those structures and the resources available to them. We also encourage questions about how to navigate the process and agencies that provide technical assistance and financial benefits to preserving historic resources.
Please contact Phil Esser at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need assistance.
Historic Preservation advocacy requires building awareness and providing educational tools to help the public understand the history of those structures and the resources available to them.
The historic properties of Ridgefield deserve note — they represent the character and heritage of our town. The Architectural Resources Survey catalogued over 600 unique structures in our town, one of which might be yours.
In 1979, The Ridgefield Historic and Architectural Resources Survey recorded over 500 buildings and structures in Ridgefield to document their architectural and historical significance. The document serves as an extraordinary record of Ridgefield’s built environment and aids in preservation efforts.
From the demolition delay ordinance to preserving historic resources to providing direction on financial benefits of preservation, the Ridgefield Historical Society offers resources and tools to help preserve our history.