Senator McKinney & Representative Stripp garner Funding for Bradley-Hubbell House

May 30, 2003

The State Bond Commission today approved a $41,502 grant to help pay for the restoration of the historic Bradley-Hubbell House in Easton, which will be used by the Historical Society of Easton, Inc., as a local house museum, state Representative John E. Stripp, R-135th District, and state Senator John McKinney, R-28th District, announced today.

“Easton residents have a keen appreciation of their town’s past,” Representative Stripp said. “They are strongly committed to preserving historically significant homes and other structures in Easton, maintaining the town’s rural ambience and tradition, and passing it on as a legacy to their children and grandchildren. The Bradley-Hubbell House is one of those unique treasures, that when restored, will enable all of us to look back to a time when agriculture was the basis of Connecticut’s economy and life moved at a slower and more graceful pace.”

“The Bradley-Hubbell House in Easton is an historical treasure,” said Sen. McKinney. “The history of our country was formed here in New England. I cannot think of a better monument that exemplifies 19th century America in Easton more than the Bradley-Hubbell House. Its preservation is a strong indication of the state’s commitment to protect buildings that commemorates Connecticut’s past.”

The Bradley-Hubbell House is an architecturally significant example of a small, rural 19th Century Farmhouse, which is listed on the State Register of Historic Places. The Easton Historical Society is leasing the property from the BHC Co.

The four-phase restoration project will include:

  • Securing, stabilizing and maintaining the current status of the buildings and property to protect them against the elements or possible vandalism.
  • Preparing the house and property for initial exhibition and educational activities and inviting interested people who might be potential sources of financial support for fund-raising.
  • Restoring the house and other buildings for fully exhibiting and using them as an historic example for educational purposes.
  • Fully restoring the house and buildings as ‘museum’ examples of the period.