Former Governor's Historic Ridgefield House to Be Razed

Building will be torn down and replaced with the new home of Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association.

27 Governor St., Ridgeifeld. Photo Credit: Loopnet.com
27 Governor St., Ridgeifeld. Photo Credit: Loopnet.com
A historic Ridgefield house on Governor Street that was once the home of former Gov. Phineas Lounsbury (1887-89) is slated for demolition.

Ridgefield’s Historical Society had sought to prevent the building from being razed, according to the Danbury News-Times, however the logistics behind moving and maintaining the home proved too daunting.

Once the building is torn down, the property will become the new headquarters for the Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association, according to the News-Times.

The 6,500-square-foot building was built in 1885 and is currently zoned for office use.

Read more about this historic site and the plans for the future at NewsTimes.com.

Leoj July 03, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Historic? He lived there 3 years. The place place has absolutely no architectural value. It's a dump ... Bulldoze it!
emmers27 July 03, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Historic! The place has great character. Tear off the aluminum siding and renovate. RVNA, please don't take away our history. There are plenty of other places for you to set up shop.
Conrad F. Heede July 04, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Better to tear down and repurpose. Old and non-descript is not historic.
John Asmar July 04, 2014 at 09:44 AM
We should be thankful that it is not slated for affordable housing. Evey time a building is torn down in town the builders salivate over the fact that they can circumvent zoning and codes to build there totally ugly and gigantic messes on main st.


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