A long (and anxiously) awaited press release has just been issued by the Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation identifying the new owner of Milford’s historic Sanford-Bristol House. Sources say the new owner, Lesley Mills, owner and director of Griswold Home Care in New Haven, Connecticut, has purchased the home strictly for residential use.
As I’d mentioned in my post of last month, Best Christmas Present Ever, the Connecticut Trust had exercised its option, under a court agreement, to purchase the Sanford-Bristol House from its previous owners, who were intent on demolishing it and replacing it with a modern “replica” home. In this case, the Connecticut Trust had apparently been acting as a straw buyer for the new owner, to whom they would eventually transfer the home.
Rather than attempt to paraphrase further, here’s the press release published yesterday by the Connecticut Trust, in its entirety:
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **
Hamden, CT 06517
As I’d mentioned in several of my previous articles, the Milford Preservation Trust has incurred considerable legal costs in their fight to save this landmark home from demolition. You can help ensure that the Milford Preservation Trust can continue with their important work by making them a donation, and perhaps even joining them as a member and ongoing supporter. To do so, simply visit the Milford Preservation Trust’s home page, or their membership page, where you can easily donate, or sign-up as a member online.
“In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.” – John Sawhill