Imagine Bristol without Linden Place.
This almost happened 30 years ago when Linden Place was placed on the market and developers proposed turning this historic jewel into a condominium complex.
Thanks to the original Friends of Linden Place — Bristol residents, preservationists and voters who understood Linden Place’s significance and acted to preserve its history — the mansion stands today as the proud heart of this seaside town.
Since 1989, we have taken our mission of preservation seriously. We have continuously worked on restoration of the estate including the Federal-era mansion, carriage house, barn, outbuildings and gardens while offering an extensive line-up of educational and cultural programming.
By the end of 2020, with YOUR support, Linden Place will have completed over $800,000 of restoration and preservation work to the 210-year old estate in just the past 10 years. None of these projects would have been possible without you!
However, our work is not finished. With major roof work on the mansion and needed restoration of the ballroom cupola and coach doors on the docket for 2020, we need your help more than ever. Will you please consider a gift to Linden Place’s Annual Fund in support of our ongoing preservation of this iconic Bristol landmark? Your donation will go a long way to help us this year!
Photo 1. Linden Place's 19th century barn's exterior was restored and painted this spring.
Photo 2. Rotted gutters and sills were completely re-done, ensuring proper drainage
Photo 3. The mansion's $114k restoration concluded this year.
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