Coggshell-Robinson House Update
The Coggshell-Robinson House will not be knocked to the ground
Petition Drive on Hold
At a recent Historic District Commission meeting, CHS learned the demolition notice is not for the total destruction of the house. The owner of the lot made several attempts to get the Town or private developer to take ownership of the house. Even helping with relocation costs, he had no takers. As a result, he is working with a house contractor to dismantle the house. The plan is to sell the framing, stairs, doors, windows, rafters, moldings and trim as a kit. This kit will include plans for a new owner to reassemble at a new location. At the moment, there is not a buyer. Until that time after the site is cleared, the kit will be stored in 40’ trailers. We will keep you posted as soon as we can.
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Update on efforts to save the Cogshell Robinson House
We are grateful to the many people who signed our petition to help save the house from demolition. Our effort is now getting support from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. These two organizations are now actively engaged in helping to save this important Federal style structure as an integral part of the National Registered Village District in Colchester.
If you want to continue to help save this house from demolition, please write a letter of support to: The State Historic Preservation Office, Attention Todd Levine, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103. A hearing in front of the Historic Preservation Council will be held in early September to determine the fate of the house. Your letter to SHPO can make a difference. Thank you.
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