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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 45 Turkey Hill Road North

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 45 Turkey Hill Road North is in process. Built in 1951, the two-story colonial has 1,790-square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Covlee Drive

By Dave Matlow

The house at Westport’s 15 Covlee Drive in the Saugatuck Shores area is WestportNow’s Teardown of the Day -— with an unusual history to it.

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The house at 15 Covlee Drive is little changed from this 2005 photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

It was in 2005 that the 1952-built, two-story split gained some notoriety because its owner, Joan Raymond, was so unhappy with the way the neighborhood was changing that she erected a lawn sign outside her house: “Slow: Pre-McMansion Historic District.”

Her action and the resulting WestportNow story (see WestportNow June 10, 2005) brought lots of attention to the retired dietitian. She died in July 2011 at age 82. (See WestportNow July 20, 2011)

Not only did Raymond publicly display her feelings through a lawn sign, but she also taped a sign to a window offering guided tours of her disappearing lifestyle.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Valley Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 15 Valley Road, between Greens Farms Road and Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1955, the one-story split has 1,449-square feet, is situated on a .52-acre property and changed hands for $450,000 in March 2000, according to Town Assessor records. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 20 Bridge St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 20 Bridge St. is in process. Built in 1950, the one-story ranch has 1,256-square feet and is situated on a .72-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 26 Highland Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 26 Highland Road, off Bayberry Lane, is in process. Built in 1958, the one-story split has 2,134-square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 26 Church St. South

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 26 Church St. South, near Hillandale Road, is in process. Built in 1950, the one-story ranch has 1,392-square feet and is situated on a .35-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Spriteview Ave.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 15 Spriteview Ave., in the Saugatuck Shores section, is in process. Built in 1967, the one-story conventional has 1,944-square feet. is situated on a .22-acre property and changed ownership in January for $750,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 2 Harding Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 2 Harding Lane, off Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1958, the 1-1/4 story conventional has 2,131-square feet and is situated on a 1.02-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 22 Hale St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 22 Hale St., near Greens Farms Road, is in process. Built in 1963, the one-story ranch has 1,008-square feet, is situated on a .27-acre property and changed ownership in March for $340,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com