Mayor moves to protect city historical buildings

Office of Mayor Frank C. Guinta

For Immediate Release, July 24th, 2006

Contact: Craig Smith(603) 624-6500; (603) 759-5870

Manchester- In response to the decades of city neglect the Weston Street Fire Station has endured, resulting in its removal, Mayor Frank C. Guinta announced today that he has called for the formation of a task force to study city-owned historical buildings.

"It is a shame that the City of Manchester has let another historic building fall to such a state of disrepair that it had to be razed," Guinta said. "Manchester’s Officials have made great progress over the past decade in bringing new development to the city. In setting up this task force, I want to ensure that Manchester’s historic buildings get just as much attention as our new ones. What happened to the Weston Street Fire Station should never be allowed to happen again."

Ward Four Alderman Jerome Duval and Elizabeth LaRocca, Vice President of the Manchester Historic Association  will co-chair the task force. They will be tasked with evaluating the state of Manchester’s city-owned historical buildings and reporting back to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen later this year.

The remainder of the task force will be named in the coming weeks, as will the timeline for the group’s report to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen