By Rochelle Joseph
The iconic Pink House is now listed as on the Essex National Heritage's Scenic Byway. The byway is 90 miles long, linking 14 coastal communities to highlight period architecture, scenic views, recreational opportunities, and historic sights for locals, New England visitors and tourists from around the globe to enjoy.
This is BIG!
Minority Leader State Senator Bruce Tarr, prominently committed to preserve the Pink House among among the many important people who have stepped forward to help, was also a champion of the Byway, along with Newbury Town Planner Martha Taylor, and Newburyport's Senior Project Manager Geordie Vining. All have been kind to Support the Pink House as we pursue solutions.
We encourage everyone to check out the Essex National Heritage Scenic Byway site. It's a great resource when out of town guests are coming to visit but also for getting out of the house yourself and exploring your own back yard. They make it easy. Just scroll through their interesting list or search by category or town from Lynn to Salisbury -- and check out their maps!
We're so lucky to live in such a wonderful place. Make it a point to enjoy all our area has to offer -- especially as the weather is getting better using the Essex Coastal Byway as your guide. And if you come out to see the Pink House, post your photos, comments and videos on our Support the Pink House FB page, Twitter or our IG, using the hashtag #SupporthePinkHouse!
By Rochelle Joseph
From Day 1, Support The Pink House members have spoken to so many generous, community minded people who have gone out of their way on their own time to help The Pink House. They have looked over contracts and documents, referred us to important organizations, delivered research, confirmed facts, set us straight, given us the benefit of their expertise at key moments and generally cheered us on. We're incredibly grateful to them -- and the many many other people who have advised us. Because some of these people went beyond that, and took an active role on a regular basis to help the efforts to save the Pink House, they graciously agreed to be on our formal Advisory Board.
All of these folks have taken time out to help save the iconic Pink House because it's simply the right thing to do.
Paul Ayoub Esq. – Partner, Nutter McClellan and Fish, a real estate and philanthropy specialist, Chairman of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, former Chair of the Board of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
John Krawchuck - Executive Director of The Historic House Trust of New York City, in partnership with the Parks Department. Manages capital preservation initiatives and advocates for preservation of 23 publicly owned historic sites in the city's five boroughs. Registered Landscape Architect and architectural preservationist.
Phyllis Craine - Global Strategic Procurement at Rolls-Royce. Negotiating and drafting of Federal contracts, mergers & acquisitions, regulatory and administrative law.
Greg Jardis – Philanthropist, owner of Amesbury Industrial, Founder of the Jardis Center for Our Neighbors Table.
Stephanie Niketic - Board Member, Newburyport Preservation Trust, heads the Trust's advocacy program, and owns a house listed in the Newburyport National Register Historic District.
William Barrett – HIC/CSL builder, owner of Plum Island Construction, Plum island Property Management.
Will Gerstmyer – Principal, Will Gerstmyer Architects. Past AIA and LEED AP BD+C. Nationally recognized design experience of projects from the Olympic Games to The Pink House.