The Connecticut Department of Transportation invites written
proposals for the relocation of 768
Farmington Avenue (Route 4), also known as the Andrus Building
in Farmington, Connecticut.
The structure is located within the Jonesville Community, in
the Farmington Historic District along Farmington Avenue (Route 4), from the
intersection with Garden Street,
easterly to Mountain Spring Road.
The structure, constructed circa 1896, is a rectangular, two
story post and beam, two bay wide wood platform frame commercial building with
a gable roof and a brick foundation.
Two exterior brick chimneys are located on the ridge and
northwest slope near the rear of the building.
The building currently contains five rectangular office
rooms, a boiler room, an entrance vestibule, two and one-half bathrooms and an
attic. Interior features include new drywall on the ceilings and the
walls, carpeting and hardwood flooring. Historic features are limited to
wainscoting on ceilings and within the corridors, as well as narrow plank wood
The overall dimension of the building covers a gross area of
approximately 1,150 square feet.
It is the opinion of the Connecticut State Historic
Preservation Office that 768
Farmington Avenue, as part of the Farmington
Historic District, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic
Places. The property will be transferred subject to the recipient
agreeing to move the structure within the district only. The structure
will be available for relocation in the spring of 2010.
Potential recipients must be able to demonstrate their
ability to assume legal and financial responsibility for the structure,
including holding highway agencies harmless in any liability action. Any
non-governmental party must be able to demonstrate its economic and
administrative ability to perform the relocation of the structure, such as
security bond, a trust fund, or a reverter to some other responsible agency.
All interested parties should submit written proposals to
the attention of Mr. Keith T. Hall, Transportation Supervising Planner at the
Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, and P.O. Box 317546, Newington,
Telephone number - (860) 594-2926. All proposals will be accepted until
October 19, 2009 and reviewed within a thirty-day period.
The state reserves the rights to accept or reject any or all
proposals and to withdraw this invitation at any time before or after proposals