The Windsor Town Board designated the Park School building, now used as Town Hall, as a local historic landmark during the board’s meeting Jan. 27.
Originally built for $12,000 in 1905, the building was used as the town’s first high school, according to the historical narrative included in the Historic Preservation Commission’s application. A western wing and third story was added to the building in 1910, after town voters passed a $23,000 bond issue.
The town purchased the building in 1984 to serve as Town Hall, and in 2010 the building was restored to its original design and an elevator was constructed on the western portion of the building.
“The Park School building is an excellent example of a Colonial Revival structure made from local stone and labor. Its accentuated entrances with decorative arches, crowns and pilasters extended forward, doors with fanlights, multi-paned sash windows and overall symmetry are identifying features of the Colonial Revival style,” town associate planner Josh Olhava said. “The Park School building exhibits exemplary stone work and styling, unlike any other structure in Windsor.”
Board member Kristie Melendez said she attended school in the building and was proud to support its designation as a local historic landmark.
Board members Don Thompson, Ivan Adams and Mayor John Vazquez also thanked the Historic Preservation Commission for their work on the application and said the building was deserving of the designation.
“I think it was a very well done project,” Vazquez said. “It really is something I think the community should be pleased to have as a centerpiece.”