The town has received a formal letter of objection to the planned razing of an antique house on God’s Acre, triggering the possibility of a 90-day demolition delay.
The owners of 4 Main St. on Sept. 26 applied for a permit to take down the long-neglected structure, with a plan to replace the Greek Revival’s original street-facing facade with a replica that’s slightly larger in scale.
Because the structure is located in the Historic District, its demolition must be approved by the Historic District Commission, by local ordinance as well as state law. Under the Town Code, a “pertinent written objection” to the demolition, filed with the chief building official, triggers a meeting of the Historical Review Committee. That Committee then is to meet within 15 days to determine whether the structure has “historical, architectural or cultural significance,” and if so, may issue the 90-day delay.