The Byram Neighborhood Association formed the Thomas Lyon House Committee in 2006 to insure that the c1695 structure would not be demolished and investigate possible uses for it. The Committee’s first goal was to document the age and condition of the house with a title search, historic structure report and dendrochronology study. The Town’s Conservation Commission, and its director Denise Savageau, funded the title search and the historic structure report. The dendrochronology study was done courtesy of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory. The Thomas Lyon House Committee established the Greenwich Preservation Trust in 2008, which as one of its goals, would to continue to work with the Town to restore and find an appropriate use for the Thomas Lyon House. Knowing that many of Greenwich’s rich architectural heritage buildings were being threatened with demolition, Greenwich Preservation Trust broadened their mission statement to advocate for the preservation of ALL of the town’s historic structures.