A Preservation 911

This is Mary Beth Klatt, filling in the for the intrepid Steve Delahoyde. I’ve written about architecture and design for Chicago Home + Garden, USA Weekend Magazine, and other publications, but my specialty is historic preservation.
On that note, we’re concerned about the fate of this particular Greenwich, Conn. mansion. Apparently this Richardsonian Romanesque residence will be demolished by the end of May, to the great distress of a family that lived there from 1927 through last year. (Art Malley and his siblings were forced to sell the home to pay the federal and state real estate taxes after their parents and owners passed away.) Malley says the residence is the only remaining example of Richardsonian Romanesque in town. “If we knew that they were planning demolition of this historically and architecturally very important Greenwich home, we would have sold it to another prospective purchaser,” he told Preservation Online.