"Any chance someone will do a salvage and at least save the beam, floorboards, stone, brick etc?
Although it seems shocking to people outside of New England, these types of early houses are quite common in our old towns and cities and as we all know,…"
"it is all about $$$$$$$$$ to move it would be an expensive move also, whom is going to fund this indever, not saying it should not be done but to move and restore it will take a couple hundred thousand $$'s and distance and quality"
"Are you kidding-demolishing this gem for a Dunkin' Donuts?Terrible, just terrible.Is there any way to put some pressure on the new owner to at least have this wonderful Circa 1700 house moved to another site? Are there other locals as outraged…"
Yet another of New England’s early saltbox homes has recently been condemned to teardown in the name of commercialism and historically insensitive development. This time, it’s happening in my own home…See More
Preservationist / restorationist / old house historian. I am currently surveying, researching and publishing on the framing techniques used in historic homes in my local area and how they relate to what is currently known of generational carpentry practices in the New Haven Colony. I am also devising best practices, strategies, and techniques for making historic homes energy efficient without destruction or compromise of historic fabric and character.
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Currently own and preserving two historic homes and one vintage home in the coastal Connecticut area.