FARMINGTON -- With the active help of city leaders, the demolition of historic structures in the community has slowed down, the chairwoman of the Farmington City Historical Preservation Commission said.
Alyssa Revell said at one point the city was losing about six historic structures a year, but that average has slowed down to about two a year.
Her classification of historic structures includes homes built in the 21st century, not just buildings dating back to the city's beginning years.
Revell estimates approximately 180 historic structures are left in the community.
Asked to give a yearly update on the activities of the commission, Revell praised city leaders for their help in ensuring historical preservation.
She did not spare a few barbs in the process, noting the county's building project across from City Hall cost the city a historical structure, as did a project to install a new city well on South Main Street.
"I am asking you to help police these issues when they arrive," Revell said. "We're on the right track -- we just need to keep moving forward."
Revell also gave an update on the commission's current projects, which include creating a searchable data base of historic photos and documents for Farmington, to be accessible at the city's museum.