Linda Weber
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  • New Hartford, NY
  • United States
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Historic Preservation Restrictions
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Started this discussion. Last reply by elyce Ellington Jun 16, 2010.


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Tell us about yourself:
Lover of things old and I am getting on in years myself. I am an academic and also have been trying to stay up with technology. I have two children and am living in a historic home now myself.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
I grew up in a historic home, the George L. Chesbro home which is a second empire home located in Massachusetts, 45 miles due west of Boston. My father recently passed on (my mother passed away awhile ago) and now five children are owners of a beautiful historic home that is in dire need of repairs. We are trying to keep it from being torn down as the land that surrounds it and is under it is worth alot.

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Success at update

The family worked to successfully place an historic restriction on the exterior of the house, the exterior of the barn, and the land (1.5 acres) underneath.  This will ensure the place being restored and not being razed purposively in perpetuity.  We place a much reduced price on the house and received…


Posted on March 8, 2011 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Progress on George L. Chesbro

We are making progress! We have decided to keep the house on the hill on a 1.5 acre lot. The house is in the process of being approved for an historic restriction which has just been drafted. Preservation Worcester has agreed to hold the restriction and the house has moved to market! Wish us luck as we are looking for someone to fill the home with a family and to restore the old lady! Another photo by Andrew Barr, Photographer, for your pleasure!…


Posted on August 17, 2010 at 8:59am


I think I just posted this in the wrong I will retry again.

Since I last posted....we bought out my brother that wanted to tear everything down. Currently we are working to separate the house on 1.5 acres to keep the land from endangering the house. The land is under contract. We put the house up for review with the Massachusetts Historic Commission and it was deemed "eligible" for restriction and "eligible" for nomination in the national registry. We are…


Posted on May 22, 2010 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

George L. Chesbro Home in Massachusetts

I grew up in this house and it has fallen into disrepair. My father passed away in January 2008 and the family is struggling to figure out a solution that works for all. One brother wants to "tear it down" because the land underneath is worth alot. The costs of renovation is quite high. I have decided to hold firm and not agree to any plan that would endanger the house....Any suggestions… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 9:18am on June 11, 2009, John Rodgers said…
I tried to visit the site but the link on your page does not work...please let me know and I will go take a look. 2nd empire victorians are by far my favorite home style--DO NOT SELL FOR THE LAND ALONE!!!!!!!

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