[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Woodbridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Thomas Darling House
[Adopted 5-2-1983 as Ch. 4, Art. IX, of the 1983 Code]
Editor's Note: This article was originally adopted by the Board of Selectmen 5-22-1974.
Pursuant to a program of conservation of natural resources of the Town of Woodbridge, land of the former Estate of G. Halsted Bishop was acquired by the Town. There were and there are now situated on that land a dwelling house and barns once occupied by Thomas Darling in colonial times. It was declared as a purpose, among others, in the acquisition of said land that said house and barns and appropriate adjoining yard areas be preserved as a public historical site. This article shall establish responsibility for the maintenance and preservation of the house as an historical site.
The Board of Selectmen shall maintain and preserve the barns, home and area of land bounded: north, by other land taken under open space provisions, 150 feet, more or less; south, by land now or formerly of Godfrey O. Olsson and Susan S. Olsson, 627.47 feet, more or less; east, by other land taken under open space provisions, 550 feet, more or less; and west, by Litchfield Turnpike, 500 feet measured from the southwest corner of said property as the Thomas Darling House to serve the public as a site as nearly as practicable an historical duplicate of the said house and environs as it existed in colonial times.
The Board of Selectmen shall be empowered to delegate the authority to operate and maintain the Thomas Darling House and its environs to such person or persons as it deems appropriate.