East Lexington’s Stone building in consideration for CPA funding

Published Nov. 10 for The Lexington Minuteman

Since being decommissioned in 2007, the Stone Building in East Lexington could be finally seeing its day at the budget table.

“It came up at the selectmen’s goal-setting session just about every year,” said Town Manager Carl Valente.

At the Oct. 24 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Assistant Town Manager for Finance Rob Addelson presented a preliminary fiscal 2018 capital projects plan, which outlines a $25,000 appropriation for the Stone Building.

The building, built in 1833 by Eli Robbins, became the East Lexington Library Branch in 1891 when Robbins’ granddaughter, Ellen Stone, sold the building to the town for $2,000, according to historical reports.

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