Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

LEGAL ACTION TO SAVE SANFORD-BRISTOL HOUSE, MILFORD CT

Contact: Erin Marchitto                                                

Tel: 203.562.6312

Email: EMarchitto@cttrust.org  

**For Immediate Release**

LEGAL ACTION TO SAVE SANFORD-BRISTOL HOUSE, MILFORD CT

The Connecticut Trust joins the Milford Preservation Trust as Co-Plaintiff

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has joined the Milford Preservation Trust as co-plaintiff in their legal action to save the Sanford-Bristol house, 111-113 North St., Milford, from destruction. The house is a contributing structure in the River Park National Register of Historic Places district and is a unique 18th century home.

On October 11, 2013, two days before a local delay of demolition period was set to expire, the Milford Preservation Trust filed suit under Section 22a-19a of the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act, which allows citizens to challenge unreasonable destruction of historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In response to the filing, the court issued a temporary restraining order forbidding any demolition before a hearing could be held. A hearing on the issue is set for October 28, 2013 to determine if the destruction is unreasonable and if there exists a prudent and feasible alternative to the destruction.

Helen Higgins, Executive Director at the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, supports the Milford Preservation Trust explaining, “Protection of Connecticut’s historic resources is our highest priority at the Trust. We join this suit to continue to support our local partners as they strive to preserve a significant building in historic Milford.”

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For more information on this topic please call the Connecticut Trust at 203.562.6312 or email EMarchitto@cttrust.org