Expert in historic buildings to restore old library

| 11 Jun 2015 | 11:07

By Frances Ruth Harris
— Mike Maruszewski, a contractor who specializes in historic buildings, won the contract to restore the exterior of the Community House, at the intersection of Harford Street and Route 6.

Work will begin on July 1, Richard Pendranti of the Route 6 Scenic Program told Milford Borough officials at their meeting last week.

The Pinchot family — Gilford and Cornelia Pinchot and Amos Pinchot and Ruth Pickering Pinchot — gave their former homestead to the Milford community on July 1, 1924. It most recently served as the Milford branch of the Pike County Library and is now a meeting place.

The borough will next focus on updating the interior to accommodate the latest technology, and doing preliminary interior work so that the building can be restored to use as soon as the exterior work is complete. This includes remodeling the rest room and the Historic Cyril Pinchot Reading Room while adding an exterior visitor contact station.

The historic public meeting room will be made available to organizations who will partner with the Community House to provide long

term care and maintenance of the house itself.