What will happen to Wilbur Avenue’s crumbling stone house?

This week, the fate of the 158-year-old “Booth house,” a rare residential relic of the bluestone industry that once flourished in Wilbur, remained uncertain. The plan by the Kingston Fire Department’s Building & Safety Division to tear down the dilapidated stone building at 116 Wilbur on Feb. 20 got an 11th-hour reprieve after preservations protested.

On President’s Day, after an impassioned Facebook appeal by Ward 3 Alderman Brad Will to save the historic building generated numerous “likes,” Mayor Steve Noble announced a 30-day moratorium on the demolition. Last Thursday, Noble said he was working . . .


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