A historic home on Canary Street in the old Jarvesville section of Sandwich has been demolished.
This home was the focus of much discussion when its new owner, Nancy T. Erban-Carpenter, first sought to tear it down to make way for a new home on the site.
Last December, the Sandwich Historic District Committee denied the demolition plans based on the historic significance of the home, which was built for factory workers at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company.
That denial was appealed to the regional Old Kings Highway Historic District committee, who remanded the project back to the local committee for reconsideration and approval.
On December 2, the town’s building inspector issued a demolition permit for the home to project contractor Richard W. Anderson, of R.W. Anderson & Sons.
That demolition work was done yesterday, prompting an outcry from some in town who had not been aware that a demolition permit had been issued, and had hoped the home could somehow be saved. Several beams and portions of walls were set aside during the work, apparently for reuse in the new home. The rest of the material was placed in a large dumpster on the site.