DESTRUCTION DAY: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PRESERVATION EFFORTS FAIL?
Citizens of Madison have also recently witnessed unmitigated tragedy in the destruction of the eighteenth-century Jonathan Wilcox House, once gracefully situated in the heart of the proposed Old Elm Street Historic District on the Boston Post Road, and the nineteenth-century (circa 1810) Samuel S. Meigs House, in the heart of Madison's National Historic District at 586 Boston Post Road. The latter property is currently listed as #24 on the MHS’s historic walking tour, but visitors will only see a grassy plot, emptied of its historic structure.
Destruction Day for the c. 1810 Samuel S. Meigs House in Madison's National Historic District
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Destruction Day for the Jonathan Wilcox House in the proposed Elm Street Historic District