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Avon invites public to see restoration of historic home damaged by fire

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The Derrin House after repairs. (Avon Historical Society photo) The Derrin House after repairs. (Avon Historical Society photo)
The Derrin House shortly after flames tore through it in May. (Avon Historical Society photo) The Derrin House shortly after flames tore through it in May. (Avon Historical Society photo)
AVON, CT (WFSB) -

An Avon home once severely damaged by a fire earlier this year will be on display later this month.

American Integrity Restoration of Glastonbury remediated and mitigated the damage to the Derrin House on West Avon Road.

The town said the home, which was built in 1810 and was being rehabbed by the Avon Historical Society, had several rooms destroyed by an accidental fire.

When firefighters arrived there on May 11, they said smoke was showing. The fire charred a number of rooms and blew out the windows.

This year marks 250 years since the Derrin family settled in Avon. A celebration had been scheduled before the fire.

AIR stepped in to make repairs.

On Nov. 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., it said it will provide tours and answer questions about the home.

The public is welcome to hike the .41 mile Horse Guard State Park up the hill behind the house.

Anyone looking to make a donation toward continued work on the property can do so on this GoFundMe page.

Checks can also be sent to:

Avon Historical Society
P.O. Box 448
Avon, CT 06001

All donations are tax deductible.

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