Saturday, August 29, 2009
The house at 24 Compo Parkway is among eight winners of the Westport Historic District Commission 2009 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The HDC recognized owners Marc and Tracy Prosoff for undertaking an extensive rehabilitation which enabled the historic home to be preserved. The HDC noted that its cultural significance includes stories that both Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and actor Frederic March were once in residence. “While some may have given in to the financial temptation of tearing down and building a new structure, you have chosen to find solutions that retain, enhance and preserve the integrity of this historic home,” the HDC said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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The Prosoff’s have done a magnificent job in preserving this home. They so deserve this recognition. I only wish more folks would consider rehabilitation to all the beautiful older homes in Westport rather than tearing them down and building what I now personally call….“McUgly McMansions”
CHEERS to the Prosoffs!!!!!
As a native Westporter, I SO agree with you Ms Berke.
I grew up in this house frm 1953 until I left for college in 1965; my parents remained there until the 1980’s. I recently returned to Westport for Esther Kramer’s memorial service and the Prosoffs were very kind to let me in to see the house. I am very grateful that they didn’t tear it down and build a McMansion. It was a great house to grow up in and they have preserved many of its features. My mother would have envied the new kitchen. Sarah Wunsch