Oppose the Demolition of the David L. Baldwin Home at 67 Prospect Street in Milford
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We oppose the demolition of the David L Baldwin House, a contributing property to the National River Park Historic District, established in 1986.
The David L. Baldwin House at 67 Prospect Street is a contributing property to the National River Park Historic District, established in 1986.
It is a late Greek Revival, and part of a notable group of cube-form buildings scattered throughout the River Park Historic District.
The house dates to c.1835.
The River Park Historic District has always comprised the residential and institutional center of Milford, and the layout has remained the same, with only minor changes, since the early Colonial period.
David Lewis Baldwin was the Town Clerk of Milford for 27 years, and Clerk of Probate for 12 years. (Susan Woodruff Abbott, Families of Early Milford, 1979, p. 37).
The present house rests on the foundation, and is part of the original home lot (7 acres) of the house of Reverend Peter Prudden, founder of Milford in 1639 and first pastor of the First Church on the corner of West Main and West River Streets.
Until very recently it was considered one of Milford's finest homes.
Every early history of Milford, and every early map, indicate the graves of the earliest settlers of Milford are located in Peter Prudden's "garden", approximately 150 feet behind the house.
We support the restoration and reuse of the property.
Milford Preservation Trust
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