Hello all, if you have been following WOTM over the years, you know of my deep love of Stamford’s history. I’ve written about it numerous times here and I’ve been a big supporter of the work that the Stamford History Center does for our city.
So when there is a call for help from them, I must share it.
Once again, BLT/Harbor Point is planning to demolish historic buildings in the South End to build yet more towers that we certainly do not need. The buildings on the chopping block in question are on National Register Historic District and if you go to the page dedicated to listings in Stamford, you will see that quite a few are no longer with us…and how sad that is. We need to save what few we have left!
BLT has a history (pun intended) of tearing down historic buildings and landmarks acting first and answering questions later.
THIS NEEDS TO STOP!
BLT is now planning to destroy even more historic buildings to put more ugly towers blackening out the sun to the South End and blocking the views to those who used to have them. Knowing first hand how they operate, I’m thinking they are also hoping that we will all be so distracted by current events, that they can fly under the radar and destroy even more of what’s left of Stamford’s history.
Here is just part what we are in danger of losing: This building, the old Blickensderfer Typewriter Factory is where, after George Blickensderfer invented a new and popular portable typewheel typewriter in his home on Bedford Street, he grew out of his original small factory and moved into this large one in the South End on Atlantic Street. The pictures here will give it more of a personable experience than just reading about it: Blickensderfer Factory
Better yet, to see it in action, check out this YouTube video by user: Typewriter Collector
(The image for this piece is from a screenshot from this video. Stamford, CONN clearly marked on the typewriter.)
Please sign the petition to help stop BLT and show those in Stamford Government that’s we are sick of the Harbor Point group just doing what they want without caring for our city. SIGN THE PETITION
If you’d like to learn more about the Blickensderfer Typewriters and Stamford History, please head to: George Blickensderfer
Thank you all for reading, following and as always Keeping It Local!
Be safe Stamford!
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