The Case of the Cement Sandwich
The only photograph we have of 29 Cherry is one taken by a neighbor on its last day before the demolition guys started work. The Bobcat is parked, ready to go, and the first dumpster is on hand.
On June 22, 2010, about two weeks before the Timothy and Wendy Van Epps closed on the cottage at 40 Union Street, a Sandri controlled realty trust, Roxbo Development, bought 29 Cherry Street, a house built in 1880. Their lot directly abutted the cottage. They paid $297,000 to a lawyer who represented the late Irene and Lester Kozontkoski.. Like 38 Union Street, its pre-1900 construction date would ordinarily give it a one-year reprieve from demolition if it was deemed of historical value, but it never came before the Historic Commission.
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