Tag Archives: Teardown

Articles reporting tear downs of historic structures. We almost invariably disapprove of this practice as loss of material cultural heritage.

Oronoque Saltbox Requiem

It’s been just about seven weeks since I’d published Imminent Historic Teardown, an account of an historic home in Stratford, Connecticut, nearing its demolition by commercial developers. On October 26, 2012, demolition and waste removal began, with only about a … Continue reading

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Imminent Historic Teardown

Once again, one of New England’s early saltbox homes is facing an imminent teardown in the name of commercialism and historically insensitive development. This time, it’s happening in my own home town of Stratford, Connecticut. Stratford is a very old, coastal … Continue reading

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A Sad Good Bye To The Smith-Tomlinson House (c. 1757)

Just a few days ago, the last remaining historic saltbox house in Seymour, Connecticut, was razed to the ground and converted to dumpster fodder, all in the interests of commercial development. The Smith-Tomlinson home, built by Ephraim Smith in 1757, had been used … Continue reading

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