AVON – The plaque that will soon adorn the base of the famous white horse has been delivered and will soon be the capstone to a restoration project that has been in the works for more than two years.
Robert Westfall of the Avon Historical society spoke to the Avon Town Board in May 2015 and after a series of discussions received unanimous approval to spend up to $3,500 for the preservation of the base of the statue.
Westfall told the board at the time that the white horse sustained more damage than had before with the hard winter, and the Historical Society feels that if the statue goes through another winter or flooding, damage could be significantly worse.
Repairs were completed over this summer, mostly being completed in June.
One significant point made during the discussions was that no one is exactly sure who owns it. The statue, located at the intersection at Rte. 5 & 20 and Lakeville Road, sits on the property of a gas station.
The gas station owner was fine with the repair work being done since it did not impact the business.