Milford historical group wants to stop Revolutionary War home from being torn down

The head of a Milford historical group says she wants to stop the demolition of a house that dates back to the American Revolution. Experts say the architectural style Dutch half gambrel originated

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2014, 2:00 AM

Updated 3,560 days ago

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The head of a Milford historical group says she wants to stop the demolition of a house that dates back to the American Revolution.
Experts say the architectural style Dutch half gambrel originated when the house was built about 15 years before the Revolutionary War. Michelle Kramer, head of the Milford Preservation Trust, says it would be a great loss to the city if the home was torn down.
Homeowner Kelly Rommel, who says she inherited it from her grandparents, spoke to News 12 Connecticut on the phone from Florida. She said she has tried unsuccessfully for one year to sell the house to somebody who would preserve it. However, she says preserving the home would be a very expensive proposition given its run-down condition.
Kramer says unless a buyer comes forward, the house will soon be gone. The demolition contractor told News 12 that the house is scheduled to be torn down on Monday.
Anyone interested in purchasing the home should contact the city of Milford as soon as possible.


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