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Articles referring to the Thomas Sanford-David Bristol House (c. 1790), Milford, CT. An unusual Dutch Colonial Saltbox, rescued in 2013.

Sanford-Bristol House Presentation

The Milford Preservation Trust will be offering a free presentation on Milford’s historic Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1789), at their 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held on Friday, June 20th, 2014, at the DAR Building, 55 Prospect Street, Milford, Connecticut. This … Continue reading

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Preservation Award for Sanford-Bristol House Rescue

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will be presenting their 2014 Merit Awards, this coming Wednesday evening, April 9th, 2014, at the Hall of Flags of the State Capitol, in Hartford. This award recognizes people, organizations, or projects, that have … Continue reading

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New Owner For Sanford-Bristol House

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 … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Present Ever

“The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can.” — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Well, something like that, anyway. That phrase more or less conveys … Continue reading

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Snow at Sanford-Bristol House

The past two days have seen the first significant snow falls of this winter season in our area. Here’s a photo I took this morning of Milford’s Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1789), covered by freshly fallen snow from last night: However, this grand … Continue reading

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Urgent Historic Home Sale

SANFORD/BRISTOL HOUSE. Double Dutch gambrel colonial home (c. 1789) for sale. 2388 square feet. 0.3 acre lot included. Located at 111-113 North Street in Milford, Connecticut Historic District. A scenic area with Wepawaug River view, and home values ranging from $500K-$750K. … 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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