Stamford town clerk seeks to restore historic town books from 'ruined' vault

Stamford town clerk seeks to restore historic town books from ‘ruined’ vault

STAMFORD — It will cost around $16,000, the town clerk has estimated, to restore and preserve a book full of Stamford documents from the 1700s.

So she recently appeared before the Finance Council and asked for it. And I got it.

Historic preservation has been a priority for City Clerk Lyda Ruijter. With a state grant, she hired a professional consultant several years ago to help her navigate the volumes that had been preserved in an abandoned former police building on Haig Avenue in Springdale.

The consultant also took a look at the books that are in the basement of the Stamford Government Center.

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