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Historic Waterford Building Survey
The Waterford Foundation and the WCA are collaborating on a new project, the Historic Waterford Building Survey. Like the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) project of the 1930's, our village survey intends to record, preserve and archive the architectural details of the village buildings and environs.
Plans call for giving one DVD of photos for the homeowner and archiving a copy of the DVD with photo prints at the Foundation and The Balch Library. Local photographer Sky Richardson has generously come forward to get us started on the photography, and she has already photographed the Jacob Mendenhall House.
If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, please contact WFI Executive Director or WCA President.
The Waterford Citizens' Association (WCA) was established in 1954 to support the citizens of the Waterford School District in the preservation of our historic heritage and to promote citizen involvement in the Waterford community.
Some of our functions include:
- Advocacy and information gathering for civic concerns such as continuance of small community schools, problems with traffic on roads in and around the village, planning and zoning matters related to the historic village, adequate water supply, etc.
- Funding and organizing the Fourth of July celebrations including a parade, games, potluck dinner, and a other activities.
- Beautifying the village, including the planting of flowers and trees.
Some of our Successes
2005: Letter to HDRC on Simms House, Water use and traffic related to elementary school proposal
2004: Post Office stop sign letter to supervisor, Stop sign survey
2003: Preserving Phillips Farm from development. Letters to Warner and Wolf
1995: Worked with the County and Waterford Foundation to establish village house numbers.
1992: Court case to stating the Environmental Protection Agency is obliged to reinstitute procedures mandated by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act before a contemplated expansion of an existing sewage system can go forward.