Historic Ithaca is happy to announce a preservation easement has been made for the historic Enfield property known as "Stone House." Historic Ithaca worked as consultants to the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) to help ensure the future of this property.140 acres will be donated to the FLLT to be conserved and the historic home, which was purchased by a private buyer, will be preserved with guidance by Historic Ithaca's preservationists.
"The early 19th century building at 4 Stone House Road is an important piece of Tompkins County's history which we are thrilled to be part of its story and its salvation. By working with the Margaret Bald estate, the Finger Lakes Land Trust, and the new owner, the historic building will be preserved to ensure its future as an asset to the entire community," said Susan Holland, Director for Historic Ithaca.
“We are grateful to Margaret Bald for her support of work and are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Historic Ithaca to ensure the future of her home,” said Land Trust Executive Director Andrew Zepp.
Margaret Bald also conveyed 140 additional acres to the FLLT that will be committed to conservation. This land features mature forest and brush land adjacent to Robert H. Treman State Park. The FLLT is working with the New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation and the Cayuga Trails Club to develop a plan for conserving the property and providing for public access.
Proceeds from the sale of the house will be used to fund future FLLT conservation projects. Other protected lands nearby include the Bock-Harvey Forest Preserve, the FLLT’s Stevenson Forest Preserve, and two properties protected by FLLT conservation easements.
Read more about this preservation win in the Ithaca Times.