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Protesters Oppose Plan To Move Historic Stamford House

There will be a protest Oct. 17 against moving the historic Hoyt-Barnum House from Bedford Street to the Stamford Historical Society's property on High Ridge Road. The house is being moved so the police station can be expanded. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
There will be a protest Oct. 17 against moving the historic Hoyt-Barnum House from Bedford Street to the Stamford Historical Society's property on High Ridge Road. The house is being moved so the police station can be expanded. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn., -- A group of people will meet Saturday to protest the removal of an historic house from Bedford Street.

The group will meet at noon in front of the Hoyt-Barnum House, 713 Bedford St. They are upset with the Stamford Historical Society's deal with the City of Stamford that would see the historic home moved to the society's property at 1508 High Ridge Road so the nearby police department headquarters can be expanded.

The protesters say it is the last Colonial structure in the city and moving it will cause it to be removed from the National Historic Registry and the site and the building will lose historic significance.

The protesters, who will be collecting signatures for a petition, said resources should be put toward preserving and renovating the house at its current location instead of spending what they say is $1 million to move it.

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