by Carol Meyer
The future of the 1757 Thomas Barker House at 58 Main St. in Hingham Square is no longer uncertain. The house and barn are gone, with only two chimneys remaining.
That's because following decades of controversy and numerous attempts by owner John Pitts and town officials to save the house through a cooperative effort, a building permit was issued Nov. 30 for both buildings to be demolished for safety reasons on Dec. 3 starting at about 7:30 a.m.
While some observers are saddened by the demolition, others think the time was right following many unsuccessful attempts to save the house and to meet deadlines for full restoration plans.
Do you think the right decision was made? What do you think would be a good new use for the property? Stop by and see for yourself!