Historic Preservation

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The South End Community has lost so much historical affordable housing over the years and preservationists are looking at every opportunity to save and rejuvenate a part of Stamford, a city that was established in 1641.   The Blickensderfer Typewriter factory and surrounding homes are over 100 years old and are still standing due to their well built foundations.  The preservationists who joined together in the 1980’s came up with the 444 properties in the South End to be saved and inducted into the 1986 National Registry of Historic Places.  Today over a third of those properties are gone, taking with them the affordability of home-ownership and rentals for moderate to low income families.    
Families whose history goes back generations, do not want to see the neighborhood destroyed with 25 story high rises towering over homes and churches.   This is not what economic development should be all about as we would like to enhance what history and affordability is left here in the South End.  Help stop the demolition of the Historical Homes on 237-239 Henry Street