Monthly Archives: October 2013

Phelps Mansion Remembered

Phelps Mansion (c. 1826) was an impressive, three-story, Greek Revival home, that had once stood proudly at 1738 Elm Street, in Stratford, Connecticut. Unfortunately, the home was torn down in 1972. But as a young lad, I had the rare privilege … Continue reading

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Sanford-Bristol House: Connecticut Trust Joins The Fight

Today, the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation joined the Milford Preservation Trust as a co-plaintiff in their legal fight to save the threatened Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790), of Milford, Connecticut. Rather than write my own version of this, here’s the … Continue reading

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Sanford-Bristol House Demolition Blocked (And Yet…)

Milford’s Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790), has temporarily been saved from demolition by the efforts of Milford City Historian Richard Platt, and the Milford Preservation Trust. A temporary injunction, filed under the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), was served to owners William … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Season

Today, I drove past 111 North Street, Milford, Connecticut, and couldn’t help but notice the campaign signs adorning the front lawn of the doomed Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790), promoting Bill Farrell’s run for a seat on Milford’s District Five Planning … Continue reading

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Milford Faces Yet Another Historic Teardown

Yet another historic Milford, Connecticut home is now officially under threat. This time, it’s the former summer residence of Gen. Joseph R. Hawley. This Borough of Woodmont home was purchased on the 23rd of August, 2013, by Milford resident Doreen … Continue reading

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