Historic Perry-Breault House in Sandwich to Get Solar Panel Roof
Friday January 27th, 2012
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The historic Perry-Breault house in Olde Sandwich Towne, built in 1895 and located next to the Duff-Baby House (Windsor’s oldest building, built in 1798) will have solar panels added to its roof after approval was given by the Windsor Heritage Committee.
The structure, officially designated as a heritage building in 1999, was named for former Sandwich Town mayor Eugene Breault and contains historical features such as ornate gingerbread trim, a large veranda and a finely-detailed interior.
Proposed alterations to the building include rear-facing solar panels, lowering of the chimney to prevent shadows on the solar panels and the addition of skylights. Because the changes are considered reversible and the changes will not be easily visible from the front of the house, Windsor’s Heritage Planner has approved the project.