We are moving forward!
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To all of our wonderful supporters:

We are pleased, delighted, excited, humbled to report that after close to ten years of effort, we are finally the proud new owners of the Sarah and Peter Clayes House in Framingham, MA.

The last time we wrote to you, the bank that owned the property had just taken it to auction in October 2015, and they were the highest bidder.  That meant that they could foreclose on the house, and the property became available for the bank to donate it to our project.

In December 2015, the deed was passed to the Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust, our fiscal agent.  This means that we are now free to pursue our plans to restore the property!

Please take a look at the media coverage for the auction below -- and, most importantly, our plans for preserving this vital historic resource, and how you can help!   One of the most vital things you can do is to make a gift to our project by clicking here.

We want to thank each and every one of our supporters during this amazing time!

Janice C. Thompson
The Sarah Clayes House Trust
Take a look at local press about this auction!  

Our plans 

We own the home.  What now?

Now that we are the proud new owners of the Clayes House, the board is developing a plan to move forward with preserving this vital property.  
Recently we hired a local architect to help us develop an overall scope of work for the renovation project, and to identify the costs involved.  His work was inspired and informed by the preservation assessment done by Bill Finch in 2014, thanks to the generosity of our donors (click here to see the assessment).  

There are several different options that we might pursue, and we are seeking any and all ideas.  We are talking with various groups and organizations to possibly partner with us.  We are also seeking the feedback of our entire community, so if you have any ideas for how we might go about preserving the property, please do let us know!  

And of course there are immediate costs involved with shoring up the house against any further damage.  We would welcome your help!  Please consider making a  tax-deductible gift today by clicking  here .    

Thank you so much for all of your support.  This is truly a whole-community effort!

Please visit our website for more information on our project, and to make your financial donation today!


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