Livingston County Preservation Society calls for community help with historic home

Livingston County Preservation Society
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The Livingston County Preservation Society will hold a work day at the Edgerton Home at 609 Polk Street. The work at the house at the corner of Locust Street will start on April 6 at 10 a.m.

The Livingston County Preservation Society reports that the historic home fell on hard times. The organization purchased it and has since reroofed it. The home is now undergoing renovation.

The Livingston County Preservation Society notes that there is a lot of trash and debris inside that needs to be removed. The goal is to fill a dumpster during the work day.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and be prepared for the weather.

The organization will make use of the city’s free dump days this month for disposing of larger items. If you are available to haul material to the dump on any of those days, please email [email protected].

The Livingston County Preservation Society reports that the Edgerton Home was built around 1891 for Doctor W. W. Edgerton. It remained in his family for many years before being sold.

His daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and Edgar Welch, raised their children in the home. Their children were Edgerton, who started Edgemar Dairy; Catherine Elizabeth, associated with Howard’s Dress Shop; and Owsley.

For more information and updates on the April 6 work day, please visit the Livingston County Preservation Society’s Facebook page.


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