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Nov 16, 2013
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Nov 11, 2013
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Urgent Historic Home Sale

A rare, Dutch colonial home in Milford, CT, is currently under threat of demolition. Following a temporary injunction, an agreement was reached in court that this home must be sold by 13 January 2014, after which, the current owners will be free to demolish it. They want $200K, cash, firm. The home resides in a scenic and affluent location, and IMO, could provide a good return if proper restored. For more specific information, please see the following link:…See More
Nov 11, 2013
GregV commented on John Poole's blog post Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home
"What happened here???"
Oct 23, 2013
pixelfixel commented on John Poole's blog post Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home
"It's a shame, and all too common."
Jul 21, 2013
Jim Finley commented on John Poole's blog post Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home
"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,…"
Feb 5, 2013
Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium commented on John Poole's blog post Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home
"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"
Jan 30, 2013
Alexandra Frueh commented on John Poole's blog post Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home
"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…"
Jan 16, 2013
Dawn Cover commented on John Poole's blog post Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home
"that is truly ashame!! it makes me want to cry!!! doesn't anyone see this house and its history for what it is?"
Oct 16, 2012
John Poole shared their blog post on Twitter
Sep 26, 2012
John Poole posted a blog post

Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home

 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
Sep 26, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
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.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Currently own and preserving two historic homes and one vintage home in the coastal Connecticut area.
Website:
http://birminghampoint.co/blog

John Poole's Blog

Urgent Historic Home Sale

A rare, Dutch colonial home in Milford, CT, is currently under threat of demolition. Following a temporary injunction, an agreement was reached in court that this home must be sold by 13 January 2014, after which, the current owners will be free to demolish it. They want $200K, cash, firm. The home resides in a scenic and affluent location, and IMO, could provide a good return if proper restored. For more specific information, please see the following link:…

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 8:42am

Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home

 

Yet another of New England’s early saltbox homes has recently been condemned to teardown in the name of commercialism and historically insensitive…

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Posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

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