Monday, November 10, 2014

“We have an attorney who tells us the exact opposite”

As local officials ponder possible reuses for the 158-year-old South Meeting House on Washington Street, the church that deeded the historic property to the town in 1972 has demanded compensation. 
The Franklin Federated Church, known back then as the First Congregational Church, contends that the town violated a covenant of the deed by poorly maintaining the property and building a pump station there. 
Town officials, however, do not believe they owe the church anything and continue to review potential uses for the property with the historical commission. 
According to a memo sent to the town council last month by town attorney Mark Cerel, the church conveyed the property to the “inhabitants of Franklin” for the purposes of historic preservation.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription maybe required)

Where is the church?

Located on Washington St just past the interchange with Grove St, on the way to Bellingham.

South Meeting House
South Meeting House

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