Contact: Lawrence Cook
March 12, 2012
BOLTON—Just one month after advocating for a historic grant to fund needed repairs on a historic local barn, state Sen. Stephen T. Cassano (D-Manchester) announced today that the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded $5,000 to the Town of Bolton to perform stabilization repairs on the foundation of the milk shed of the Bolton Heritage Farm barn located at 266 Bolton Center Road.
Sen. Cassano wrote the Connecticut Trust on February 10 advocating for the grant.
“The Heritage Farm is a focal point in the center of Bolton and is a great source of civic pride,” Sen. Cassano said. “I fully support every effort to preserve for future generations this beautiful and historic part of our state.”
The Bolton Heritage Farm barn is listed as a state archaeological site, is part of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is believed that Rochambeau’s troops camped on the farm property more than once. Bolton acquired the property in 2000 and has slowly been working to stabilize the barn.
This year, the Connecticut Trust has awarded a total of $40,700 in Barns Grants to municipalities and non-profit organizations across the state. The grants will make possible a total initial investment of $140,360 in these historic sites.
The grants are part of a historic preservation technical assistance and granting program of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, with funding from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut General Assembly.
The purpose of the Barns Grant is to support efforts to preserve the iconic historic barns of Connecticut.
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