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01/21/2015

Survey Grant Awarded in Litchfield

Survey Grant Awarded in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD - The Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust has announced the award of a survey grant for the purpose of documenting 200 historic buildings, 50 years old or more, in the northeast quadrant of the Town of Litchfield.

The survey area encompasses all structures beginning with the Chestnut Hills and Fern Avenue north to the Torrington line, then east to Naugatuck River, with the documentation of East Litchfield’s village history a major focus.

The project, which was scheduled to begin in late September, will document this last, but important, area of town and its historic buildings. The trust, with grants from the state Historic Preservation Office, surveyed Northfield, Bantam/Milton and Litchfield in themid-1980s. This project will complete a resource that has been widely used by residents inrest of the town for the last 30 years.

Anyone with information, photos, family records related to the history of buildings located east of the Bantam River between Northfield and the Torrington line should contact Eileen Schmidt at east.litchfield@gmail.com or 860-482-7227.

Funding for the project is provided by the Community Investment Act and is administered by Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development and the State Historic Preservation Office.

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