A property in New Fairfield has been added to the State Register of Historic Places.
The Creamery was added to the Register by the Connecticut Historic Council on October 1st, making it eligible for a Federal Historic Preservation Enhancement Grant and several supplemental grants. The federal grant is up to $10,000 and does not require a matching grant. At the New Fairfield Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, it was noted that if the town applies in January, they should know by February.
A feasibility study will tell what can be done with the building on Route 37. It was suggested at the meeting that an architect should look at the building to see whether or not it is financially feasible to keep the Creamery.
The house, later a blacksmith shop, is thought to have belonged to one of the first families to settle in New Fairfield in the 19th century.