Historic home subject of demo meeting

COURTESY PHOTOThis home at 5 Chase Road in Londonderry is the subject of an upcoming meeting of the Londonderry Demolition Delay Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The home's owner has requested a town demolition permit.

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry history supporters are hoping the planned demolition of an historic home can be delayed until a solution to save the home can be found.

The privately-owned home at 5 Chase Road is gaining attention of the Londonderry Historical Society and the town, as a Demolition Delay Committee meeting is now set for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. in the Moose Hill Council Chambers at the town offices.

The home, known as the Anderson/Gillette House, circa 1742, is a colonial-style building sitting on a 4.8-acre property on Chase Road.

Calvin Fuller is listed as the home's owner according to town assessment records.

The Historical Society posted recently on social media that it was hoped the home could somehow be saved because of its place in Londonderry history.

The land was granted to Samuel Anderson in 1720, the society stated.

History supporters are also hoping to find anyone related to the Anderson family that might be interested in restoring the home or even moving it to a new location to "try and find any solution other than immediate demolition," a Facebook post stated.

The Demolition Delay Committee meeting Nov. 26 is also a public hearing where input will be considered by those either for or against the potential razing of the home.

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