Tag Archives: #ThisPlaceMatters

Rallying cry of The National Trust For Historic Preservation. Used here to tag articles about historic homes or structures under threat.

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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Another Perspective From Phil Russo

Here’s yet another great perspective on the Sanford-Bristol House controversy, submitted by Phil Russo, a former Milford, Connecticut resident, and founding member of the Milford Preservation Trust. Once again, I’ve shared his words as a full posting to enhance their … 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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Phil Russo On The Sanford-Bristol House

[Editor's note: Phil Russo, an original member of the Milford Presentation Trust, had recently provided me his commentary on the threatened Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790) of Milford, Connecticut, which I'd found highly relevant and worthy of publication here as a … Continue reading

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Sanford-Bristol House Links

Below is a collection of links to online resources for the threatened rescued Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790) of Milford, Connecticut, including news articles, blog postings, letters to the editor, etc., listed in reverse chronological order of publication. If you’re aware of anything … Continue reading

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Professor Collier: Save Sanford-Bristol House

University of Connecticut Professor Emeritus of History, and former Connecticut State Historian, Christopher (“Kit”) Collier, yesterday published a letter in the Connecticut Post, calling for Milford citizens to save the threatened Sanford-Bristol House (c. 1790). In his Connecticut Post letter, … Continue reading

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Campbell Homestead (c.1784) Now Slated for Demolition

What the hell is going on here? Why are today’s heirs of “Still Revolutionary” Connecticut so determined to destroy the very few, remaining vestiges of our Revolutionary era? That was my reaction, while reading in the Connecticut Post today about … Continue reading

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Email Your Support For The Sanford-Bristol House

Milford Preservation Trust, Inc. is sending this letter to all current members, past members and potential members asking for your support in helping preserve the Sanford/Bristol house. This house is located at 111/113 North St. in Milford Historic District #1. … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

I’m a bit smitten, beguiled if you will, by a house that really should mean nothing to me. I’ll never own or live in this house. I would, however, like to see it. For that to happen, apparently I’d have … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Mr. William Farrell

Mr. William Farrell First Vice President Milford Historical Society Dear Mr. Farrell: If you truly had been motivated by a desire to rescue and restore the Thomas Sanford/ David Bristol House, at 111-113 North Street, Milford, Connecticut, when you’d purchased … Continue reading

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