AVON — The White Horse, a cultural and historical gem that has stood proudly on the corner of Route 5-20 and 15 since 1930, has, according to the Avon Town Board, been mired in decay over the past few years and is in serious need of repair.
On October 9, Robert Westfall, the President of the Avon Preservation and Historical Society, along with the Historical Society’s Curator, James Brewer, met with the Town Board requesting an update on the plan of action. Costs to repair the landmark were initially estimated to reach $2,700, but may increase since the base has been found to be in critical condition and may need to be completely replaced with granite.
“This has been being talked about for a year,” said Sharon Knight, Town Clerk for Avon. “The goal of the historical society is to get the repairs done this year, hopefully before winter comes.”
Avon Board officials say they will reach out to local businesses for support, if the cost is to exceed what the budget allows.
The next Avon Town Board meeting will take place on October 23, which plans to address the future of this local historical icon, the last remaining symbol of the White Horse Inn which burnt down decades ago.
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