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Roxbury Station Listing

Roxbury Station, Roxbury


Commerical zoning and high property values are endangering a group of historic buildings on the scenic Shepaug River in the rural Town of Roxbury. As the only commerically-zoned area in the community, the complex, known as Roxbury Station, has attracted the interest of developers who want to tear down the buildings. However, re-use of the structures could result in an appealing retail complex that would fit into the picturesque surroundings along Route 67, a state-designated Scenic Road. The property is adjacent to a preserve containing the impressive stone remains of a nineteenth-century blast furnace.

Roxbury Station was a stop on the Shepaug Railroad, which was completed in 1872. Today the depot appears to be in good condition and retains quite a bit of authenticity. It has lost its platform, but original six-over-six windows remain, as well as loading doors and passenger doors. It has vertical-board siding. One end of the building was used for freight and the other end for passenger service.

Behind the depot, built into a rise in the land, stands a large, nineteenth-century warehouse. The building has two main floors and an attic. The parcel also includes a large, long lumber shed and a barn. The Shepaug River borders the property and flows over a low dam, creating a scenic waterfall.

 

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Restoration Help | Connecticut Trust


The Connecticut Trust website contains a great deal of preservation information to help you with the physical restoration of your historic building. Here you will find the Restoration Directory, listing restoration professionals and suppliers in Connecticut and surrounding areas, and Restoration Tools which helps users identify appropriate methods to rehabilitate, restore, preserve or reconstruct a historic builidng.

Preservation Help
This section of their website offers assistance, guidance and programs to those seeking to promote historic preservation and protect our cultural and architectural heritage. You can find out whether a property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What restrictions there are if you live in a Local Historic District. What is the procedure in designating a scenic road. This section will also offer help in a preservation crisis or with an endangered property.

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