STORRS — In the face of destruction, hundreds of strangers are teaming up to save buildings in an historic area.
The houses, built around 1920, have remained abandoned for more than a decade, and would cost $9 million to be renovated.
UConn officials want to tear the buildings down and create open green space. However, a petition already signed by hundreds is fighting that plan.
“It means a lot to me and I know once these resources are gone they’re gone forever, they’re irreplaceable and they’re a pat of our collective national heritage and I really feel it’s important to preserve them,” said Margaret McCutcheon Faber, who wants a structural engineer to take a second look at the cost for renovations.
A meeting on Wednesday will help decide the fate of the buildings.