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Environmental Impact of Demolishing and Replacing the Sanford-Bristol House

Recently, I’d conducted a formal study of the gross environmental impact of demolishing the Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790) of Milford, Connecticut, and replacing it with a smaller, replica home. What follows here is a brief synopsis of my findings. A … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact of Demolition-Replacement: Sanford-Bristol House Case Study

Preservationists and residents alike have spoken at length in support of the recently threatened Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790), of Milford, Connecticut. An architecturally unique and irreplaceable historic home, it’s also a highly visible element of Milford’s River Park Historic District. … Continue reading

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The Once was Lost, Now is Found Chair

Yesterday, I came across this small, antique chair at the local recycling center. Some one had discarded it alongside one of the large dumpsters, and it was lying there in the snow, with a veil of light rain descending upon … Continue reading

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