Putnam Hill                     

 A Cooperative Complex in Greenwich, Connecticut  

Boss Tweed's estate, named Linwood, is the original home on the site of Putnam Hill

Jeremiah Milbank's home torn down to build Putnam Hill

 

New York Times article August 26, 1956

$100,000 IS SPENT TO SPARE TREES

Builders in Greenwich Save Valuable Plantings on Old Tweed Estate

Believing that an apartment-dweller wants a tree outside his window as much a a home owner does, the builders of a group of apartment houses in Greenwich, Conn. are spending $100,000 to preserve the trees on their site.

Five four-story buildings containing forty apartments of three and a half to six and one half rooms, will comprise Putnam Hill, at Putnam and Milbank Avenues.  The tract was once part of a heavily wooded estate owned by William Marcy Tweed, leader of Tammany Hall three generations ago.

One hundred and ninety four trees, most of them from seventy to 100 years old, are being preserved.  100 other trees are being grown on a steep hillside at the edge of the development.

The old trees include two huge weeping beeches, said to be among the finest specimens in the country, a number of copper beeches, and several rare spruces, hemlocks, cedars, yews and other evergreens, some of which were imported from the Orient.  There are also more common lindens, elms and maples....


Statuary remaining from the Linwood estate