Friday, October 3, 2014

ICYMI: Demolition of blighted Derby house exposes 1687 cemetery

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent
DERBY >> The 1874 house at 350 Derby Ave., ruled a threat to public health and safety, came crashing to the ground Monday morning, exposing one of the nation’s oldest cemeteries.
“This is a gem that’s been hidden all these years,” Mayor Anita Dugatto said.
The Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, also known as the Colonial Cemetery, dates back to 1687.
Dugatto is hopeful a small parking area can be built where the house stood, so the cemetery can become an attraction as a historic site.

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