Sanford-Bristol House Links

Below is a collection of links to online resources for the threatened rescued Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790) of Milford, Connecticut, including news articles, blog postings, letters to the editor, etc., listed in reverse chronological order of publication. If you’re aware of anything that ought to be listed here, but isn’t, please post a comment to that effect, and I’ll gladly include it.

Image of the Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1789-90).

Links

Poole, John, Preservation Award for Sanford-Bristol House Rescue, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 6 April 2014.

Milford Mirror, State group honors Milford preservationists for saving historic Sanford-Bristol house, 2 April 2014.

Farrell, William and Gwendolyn, Farrell defends his actions regarding Sanford Bristol house, Milford Mirror, 12 March 2014. [Note: This is the first time the previous owners voiced their opinion on the Sanford-Bristol House controversy publicly]

Milford Mirror, Group effort saved historic house, 23 January 2014.

Dion, Jill, Happy ending for historic Sanford-Bristol House, Milford Mirror, 23 January 2014.

Bagley, Jason, Historic Milford House Worth the Time, Says New Owner, Milford Patch, 22 January 2014.

Burgeson, John, New owner: Old house has much to teach, Connecticut Post, 21 January 2014.

Mills, Lesley and Hartman, Joe, Sanford Bristol House On Twitter, 18 January 2014.

Milford Preservation Trust, Success in Saving Milford’s History, 17 January 2014.

Swebilius, Phyllis, Saving of Milford’s 1790 house a reason to celebrate, 17 January 2014.

Poole, John, New Owner For Sanford-Bristol House,  A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 16 January 2014.

Poole, John, Best Christmas Present Ever, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 24 December 2013.

Lintow, Sr., Sean, Looking for the Ultimate Christmas Gift; aka, a Christmas Miracle is Needed, The Homeowner’s and Trades Resource Center, 23 December 2013.

Milford Mirror, Buyer steps forward to save historic Sanford Bristol house, 20 December 2013.

Poole, John, Snow at Sanford-Bristol House, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 18 December 2013.

Mills, Lesley and Ziff, Joe, Sanford Bristol House Facebook Page, 17 December 2013.

Cushman, Ted, Preservationists Try to Save Historic Coastal Connecticut House, Journal Of Light Construction, 19 November 2013.

Dion, Jill, Milford man will donate Sanford-Bristol paneling and mantels to help save historic house, Milford Mirror, 18 November 2013.

Milford Mirror Staff, How to buy Sanford-Bristol house, Milford Mirror, 12 November 2013.

Poole, John, Urgent Historic Home Sale, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 10 November 2013.

Bagley, Jason, Historic Milford House Save from Demolition – For Now, Milford Patch, 6 November 2013.

Dion, Jill, Court Agreement give preservationists 67 days to find a buyer for Sanford-Bristol house, Milford Mirror, 6 November 2013.

Swebilius, Phyllis, Historic Milford house gets reprieve from demolition, New Haven Register, 6 November 2013.

Genovese, Barbara, Move to demolish historic home questioned, Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 5 November 2013.

Swebilius, Phyllis, Second Group Joins Suit To Save 1790 Milford House, Connecticut Magazine, 22 October 2013.

Burgeson, John, Art Stowe’s letter to the Milford Historical Society on 111-113 North St., Connecticut Postings, 18 October 2013.

Swebilius, Phyllis, Demolition of historic Milford house blocked for now, New Haven Register, 17 October 2013.

Dion, Jill, Milford Preservation Trust files injunction to save Sanford-Bristol house, Milford Mirror, 16 October 2013.

Poole, John, Shadow of the Season, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 7 October 2013.

Chaucer, Tim, Destroying historic home is wrong, Letter to the Editor, New Haven Register, 2 October 2013.

Kramer, Michele, Officials idle as demolition looms, Letter to the Editor, New Haven Register, 2 October 2013.

Poole, John, Rehabbing Sanford-Bristol House ‘Greener Alternative’ to Demolition, Milford Patch, 29 September 2013.

Poole, John, Environmental Impact of Demolishing the Sanford-Bristol House, Letter to the Editor, Milford Patch, 28 September 2013.

Kramer, Michele, Take a stand for preservation, Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 27 September 2013.

Kramer, Michele, Clock ticks for demolition delay ordinance, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 25 September 2013.

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, “Local Historic Districts: Protecting Neighborhood Character”, Connecticut Preservation News, September/October 2013.
[Cites the Sanford-Bristol House situation as an example of the need for HDCs to begin using stronger criteria in deciding on demolitions]

Poole, John, Environmental Impact of Demolishing and Replacing the Sanford-Bristol House, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 19 September 2013.

Chaucer, Tim, Chaucer argues that Sanford Bristol is not beyond repair, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 17 September 2013.

Russo, Phil, Another Perspective From Phil Russo, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 14 September 2013.

Erickson, Joe, Saving Homes at Risk for Demolition, RuskinARC Newsletter, 11 September 2013.

Samuelian, Tony, Reader admires Carroll-Dwyer for quitting historical board, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 11 September 2013.

Poole, John, Environmental Impact of Demolition-Replacement, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 9 September 2013.

Wolf, Joan, Reader not happy with historical house situation, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 4 September 2013.

Russo, Phil, Resident says historic house should not be razed, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 29 August 2013.

Dion, Jill, Former Historical Society president quits board in protest of decision to raze historic house, Milford Mirror, 23 August 2013.

Damicis, Adrienne, Milford needs to maintain its historic homes, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 21 August 2013.

Russo, Phil, Phil Russo on the Sanford-Bristol House, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 19 August 2013.

Damicis, Adrienne, Maintain Milford’s historic character, Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 14 August 2013.

Poole, John, Professor Collier: Save Sanford-Bristol House, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 13 August 2013.

Collier, Christopher, Milford needs an outcry to save historic house, Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 12 August 2013.

Swebilius, Phyllis, Milford residents can offer opinions on historic house demolition as deadline looms, New Haven Register, 10 August 2013.

Potts, Amy, Keep Milford History Alive, Says Resident, Letter to the Editor, Milford Patch, 9 August 2013. [Includes commentary by past owner Katherine Lutz]

Poole, John, Email Your Support For The Sanford-Bristol House, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 3 August 2013.

Kelly D., July 29, 2013: Endangered Houses and Demolition News, Old House Dreams, 29 July 2013.

Smith, Doug, Sanford-Bristol House Editorial Cartoon, Milford Mirror, 25 July 2013.

White Cloud, Jay, C., Calls for new historic home mandates, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 25 July 2013.

Clark, Elsie-Marie, Says we should take care of our Historic District, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 24 July 2013.

Smith, Bill, Who Ya Gonna Call?, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 23 July 2013.

Poole, John, If owner of historic Milford home can’t restore it, sell, don’t demolish: An Open Letter to Mr. William Farrell, Letter to the Editor, New Haven Register, 21 July 2013.

Kramer, Michelle, Says Milford does not respect its history, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 17 July 2013.

Poole, John, Architectural historian laments house demolition, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 17 July 2013.

Diving Into History, Sanford Bristol House: Historic Preservationist Turned Demolition Activist?, Diving Into History Blog, 16 July 2013.

Poole, John, A plea to save historic Milford home (An Open Letter to Mr. William Farrell), Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 16 July 2013.

Emmons, Michael, Rare 1790 Dutch Colonial Gambrel to be Demolished by…Historical Society Guy?, Historic House Blog, 14 July 2013.

Norwich Bulletin, Possible demolition of Conn. home stirs dispute, 14 July 2013.

Burgeson, John, VP of Historical Society wants to raze his 1790 home, Connecticut Post, 13 July 2013.

Genovese, Barbara, Milford Historic Commission wrong to back demolition of 1700s house, Letter to the Editor, New Haven Register, 13 July 2013.

Poole, John, An Open Letter To Mr. William Farrell, A Preservationist’s Technical Notebook, 13 July 2013.

Clark, Elsie-Marie, Resident doesn’t think historic house should be leveled, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 10 July 2013.

Bercham, et al, Milford board defends actions, Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 10 July 2013.

Dion, Jill, Discussion continues regarding razing of historic North Street house, Milford Mirror, 9 July 2013. [Includes interview of past owner Katherine Lutz]

Bercham, et al, Historic commission stands by its decision, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 9 July 2013.

Swebilius, Phyllis, Preservationists at odds over Milford historic house, New Haven Register, 8 July, 2013.

Platt Jr., Richard N., Milford wrong to allow historic home to be demolished, Letter to the Editor, New Haven Register, 30 June 2013.

Genovese, Barabara, Genovese knocks plans to demolish historic house, Letter to the Editor, Milford Mirror, 27 June 2013.

Dion, Jill, Owner gets permission to demolish historic house on North Street, Milford Mirror, 25 June 2013.

Platt Jr., Richard N., Milford commission falls short, Letter to the Editor, Connecticut Post, 25 June 2013.

Nwosu, Nneka, Vote to demolish historic Milford home, News 8 WTNH, 24 June 2013.

Dion, Jill, Historic commission tables request to demolish North Street house, Milford Mirror, 31 May 2013.

News 8 WTNH, Fight to save historic Milford home (Video), 28 may 2013. [Includes interview of Richard Platt]

Sartor, Ryan, Milford Preservation Trust Trying to Protect North Street Home from Demolition, Milford Patch, 27 May 2013.

Dion, Jill, City historian says he will oppose demolition of downtown house in historic district, Milford Mirror, 21 May 2013.

Sterner, Daniel, Thomas Sanford House (1789), Historic Buildings of Connecticut, 10 May 2012.

Downloads

Additional downloadable collateral will be posted here as it becomes available.

Sanford-Bristol House Petition Form (PDF)

Image of Sanford-Bristol House and bumper sticker

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About John Poole

My interests include historic homes and their preservation and restoration, improving the energy efficiency of old houses, and traditional timber frames.
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2 Responses to Sanford-Bristol House Links

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Great resource John. There seems to be a gathering outcry. Let’s hope the right people hear and listen.

    • John Poole says:

      Hi Bill,

      Yes, momentum is building and many folks are coming forward. Just hope that it’s sufficient to turn this situation around. Thanks very much for visiting and commenting. Hope all is well by you.

      ~ John

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