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.