- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Activists hoping to save a Connecticut aviator’s house from demolition have been granted at least a temporary reprieve.

The delay was prompted by new information that could prove the house of Gustave Whitehead is 100 years old and therefore subject to an ordinance requiring a 60-day stay on demolitions.

Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau tells the Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/1hUbbEv ) that on Monday the tax assessor will review documents that suggest the house was built in 1918.

A demolition permit was issued last week for the empty house that activists say was foreclosed.

Whitehead was credited last year in state legislation for the first successful flight. His supporters say he flew two years before the Wright brothers lifted off from Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1903.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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