Strang-Melbourne House, Yorktown

The Journal News reported today that the Strang-Melbourne House in Yorktown will be demolished by the end of this month. The Melbourne Farmhouse Bicentennial Committee has been trying to convince the Yorktown Central School District to not demolish the seemingly well-intact farmhouse that dates to 1812. The school district is not receptive to such discussions, having vacated the house in 2004. Police this week blocked members of farmhouse committee and a representative from the Preservation League of New York State from visiting the house.

Link to the Journal News article: http://www.LoHud.com/article/20110716/NEWS02/107160325/Melbourne-Farmhouse-preservationists-blocked-by-Yorktown-cops.

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