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We were surprised on one recent drive-by to see pickup trucks and human activity, followed soon by bulldozers and excavators. In conversations with the workers, D discovered that a Rhode Island man has visions of resurrection for the old house. Now a new foundation is being dug out under its frame, which has been raised several feet by a house moving company. The entire inside is being gutted. Not far from the former Canaan Fairgrounds Speedway, which also has been given new life, perhaps this house will turn into a trendy bed and breakfast. Don't know. What's next, a local fine dining experience? Reliable cell service?
We will follow with interest the progress every time we pass it on way to our unabashedly new construction.
There is an old Yiddish saying that goes: “There is a lid for every pot.” And houses, like pots, come in many sizes and styles.
P.S. According to Zillow and public records, this 2,400 square-foot house on four acres, built in 1880, sold in late 2005 for $240,000. The more recent foreclosure transaction took place in March of this year for $164,500.