Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation


A press conference will be held on January 17, 2014 at 3PM at the the Sanford Bristol House 111-113 North Street in Milford, CT. Please confirm your attendance by emailing or calling Erin at 203.562.6312.

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Hope Springs Eternal for the Sanford- Bristol House in Milford, CT

Contact: Erin Marchitto
Phone: 203-562-6312

Milford-- A new owner has saved the Sanford-Bristol house on North Street from demolition, giving it a promising future. In October, the Milford Trust for Historic Preservation joined by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation as co-plantiff, sued under the Connecticut Environmental Protect Act (CEPA) to prevent the demolition of the 1790 house. The CEPA act allows citizens to challenge unreasonable destruction of historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In November, the two Trusts reached a settlement with property owners William P. Farrell Sr. and Gwendolyn Farrell allowing the property to be sold to another party. Resolving the third in a recent string of CEPA cases, the sale of the Sanford-Bristol house confirms that selling a historic property to a new owner is a reasonable alternative to demolition. 

Connecticut based Griswold Home Care has purchased the Sanford-Bristol House. A press conference will be held at the house located on 111-113 North Street in Milford at 3PM on Friday, January 17, 2014. The new owner, Lesley Mills, will be present to speak about future plans for the property and the house will be open to walk through for the first time in several years.