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After 102 Years, Minute Man Statue to Become Historic

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Westport’s Minute Man statue, erected in 1910, is about to officially become historic. The Westport Historic District Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a request by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff to establish a study committee leading to a local historic landmark designation of the property. The request followed removal of the original iron wrought fence around the statue by the Parks and Recreation Department and replacement with a modern version—a move made without consulting the HDC. The original fence has been preserved pending restoration. (See WestportNow May 9, 2012) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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