New Canaan Supporters
A huge thank you to our New Canaan supporters who have signed our on-line petition and/or donated or pledged money to Save Mead Park Brick Barn...and even agreed to have their names posted! Of course this list does not include the several hundred petition signers from the New Canaan Farmer's Market!
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WORDS OF SUPPORT
Evelyn Irene Barrack: ... "Is the push to destroy a piece of the history of our town so imperative that this well-intentioned body should not be given the opportunity to prove itself? In fact a restored Brick Barn is also a piece of our country’s history since they were once common to many communities while today they are rather rare. ...I support the restoration of this besieged antique and the acceptance of its historical part in the story of New Canaan."
Elizabeth Gerritsen: "This structure is part of the history of our town. It is charming , albeit rundown, but it is a staple at Mead Park. Our quaint town is being built up and 'modernized'. People are offering to help refurbish and maintain this icon. Please let them. It is something I love driving by every day. Mead Park will not be the same without this structure."
Peter Hanson: "...Sadly the Town has allowed the Brick Barn to deteriorate, such that it now has a leaking roof and broken windows. This is destruction by neglect. Yes, occupants of buildings around The Brick Barn complain that it blocks their view of the park. Well, the Brick Barn was there long before they were. The Brick Barn predates even Mead park. The large beautiful cottonwood trees behind the barn actually block out more of the park. I am grateful that New Canaan residents with vision and energy preserved the Powerhouse at Waveny, the Carriage Barn at Waveny, and the Gores Pavilion at Irwin Park, each of which was at one point unused, in disrepair, full of trash, and considered for demolition. Today they are gems of New Canaan.
The Brick Barn is a gem, an important part of New Canaan’s history." ...
Stephanie and Fred Koch: "When we drove through New Canaan nearly 20 years ago we loved seeing historic buildings preserved in town.
We noted the brick barn & recognized its charm.
And knew one day the town of New Canaan would resolve to renovate it.
It is a charming structure & we know once it is renovated the entire town will embrace its aesthetics.
Please consider appling your $ 65,000 towards
the renovation of this unique & historic structure."
Cathie Pike: "If it can be restored, maintained and used properly, I am in favor. Moments of history add character to a town.
Cassia Ward: "I lived on Richmond Hill as a child, and my father painted a charming watercolor of the Park Maintenance Building (as it was then called), with the pond behind, frozen with skaters on it- we call it his Grandpa Moses and it was done more than 60 years ago.
Karen K. Elmasry
Lynn Jackson Quinn
Betty J Lovastik
Lita Wickser Toland
Adaptive reuse of historic buildings is the ultimate environmentally responsible practice!
Save Mead Park Brick Barn gladly accepts your monetary support!
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