I must apologize for the lack of postings here. The Conservancy was established in part to keep our Village heritage intact. Last year we lost three historically important buildings. Another was demolished this year.
Having seen the Smith Homestead torn down after a five year battle to save it and in the same month two others was devastating! A lot of our momentum was lost as a result.
Although we had to sit back and rewind we did organize a protest of the proposed demolition of the Brosnahan buildings on West Main Street by Ken Rogers. Sadly, the front building has been demolished. However the disposition of the Red Lion/South Shore Signal Building is being reconsidered by Rogers. He told me that a lot would depend on what he decides to do with the front part of the property and whether or not he can work something out with the Zoning Board of Appeals. He will look into restoring the rear building (Red Lion/South Shore Signal) himself. Pictures of his proposals have been posted on the barrier that wraps around the front of the site.
In the meantime, the Conservancy board has lost several important members and is in the process of re-organizing. We hope to begin holding public meetings after the holidays.
One process we hope to set up is to establish a list of ‘heritage buildings” located in Babylon. To assist owners of buildings over 100 years old to obtain information about the history of the buildings.