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Purchasers of 1784 Home Plan To Demolish It

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The new owners of a Fairfield house that was built in 1784 have notified the neighbors they plan to tear it down.

The Connecticut Post reports  William and Danielle Sharp sent certified letters to residents of the town’s Greenfield Hill neighborhood notifying them of their demolition plans.

A message seeking comment was left for them Monday morning.

According to town records, the Sharps bought the home on July 9 for $875,000.

Ellen Gould, chairwoman of the Historic District Commission, says because the house is outside of the town’s historic district and is not listed by the state as a historic home, there is little the town can do to save it.

First Selectman Michael Tetreau has asked the Sharps to reconsider their plans, saying it pains his heart any time a piece of Fairfield’s heritage is lost forever.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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