Project Description

Parsons Estate Disposition, City of Rye

In the early 1990s the City of Rye was gifted with an estate along the Boston Post Road (US Route 1). The property included a principal structure in need of repair and maintenance, several other structures and extensive open areas. It is adjacent to the (John) Jay Heritage Center, a National Historic Landmark, the Jay family cemetery, Whitby Castle, a property that had previously been gifted to the City of Rye used for catered events, dining and recreation, and the Marshlands Conservancy, a 137-acre conservation area along Long Island Sound. All of the properties became part of the Boston Post Road Historic District in 1993.

Mr. Lynch prepared a recommendation that resulted in the property being included in the historic district.