Stop demolition of the historic Munger House at 22 High Street
  • Petitioning Town of Clinton, CT

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First Selectman's Office
Town of Clinton, CT

Stop demolition of the historic Munger House at 22 High Street

    1. Petition by

      Megan Stine

      Clinton, CT

The house is slated to be demolished by the town as of January 31, unless action is taken. The loss of this house would be an irreparable loss to Clinton's historic legacy. It is an essential element defining the character and charm of the neighborhood, and delineating High Street as an historical residential neighborhood.

The Munger House was identified as a beautiful example of a Georgian style building by the architectural historians recently hired by the Clinton Historic District Commission (HDC). The experts recommended a High/John Street Historic District to be listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The Munger property, located at the base of High Street and the entrance to Clinton, is the anchor property of this proposed Historic District.

The architectural historians went a step further in recommending the Munger House be nominated individually to the National Register. They said: "the best example of [a Georgian style house] in the survey area is 22 High Street (1759) which has a rare fanlight over the entrance and a later two story bay on its south elevation."

The house has social-historical importance as well. Although we are calling it The Munger House, named for the current owner, it was at one time owned by John B. Wright. Wright served for many years as the Connecticut collector for the Internal Revenue Service, a position to which he was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln. Wright also served many years as a State Representative, and 1861 and 1862 as State Senator.

We cannot allow this pre-revolutionary home to be demolished in Clinton's 350th anniversary year.

If demolished, the property may very likely be developed for commercial use.

To:
Town of Clinton, CT, First Selectman's Office
Stop demolition of the historic Munger House at 22 High Street

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kerstin Sahlén STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
      • about 1 year ago

      Our dear cousin,with Swedish ancestries,has a long history in Clinton, and it would be very sad if this old beautiful house has to be demolished. We hope that the town can help her to restore the building.

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    • Ian Skaith LONDON, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      My disabled cousin lives in the house

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    • Suzanne Nolan SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Historic homes should be preserved and their elderly owners helped. Once these wonderful homes are gone they can never be replaced. Please set up a fund for people to contribute. I believe Kickstarter, youcaring.com or some other online fundraising site would offer an opportunity for people to help.

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    • Marjorie Dybec PIERMONT, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      I've stood inside its kitchen fireplace. I've hugged its owner who loves the house deeply and feels its wounds in her own flesh. Bullying never solved a problem.

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    • Eva Hiort STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, SWEDEN
      • about 1 year ago

      U.S.A. and Clinton need its historical buildings for the future.

      Don´t make the same mistake in tearing down old buildings from the 18th century which politicians did in Stockholm in the 50´s.

      We all regret that now.

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