UPDATE: As of yesterday, (Aug. 26, 2020), the Natick Building Department has approved our demolition permit for 4 & 6 Lincoln Street at the former St. Patricks Parish Property.
Our contractor will be performing the demolition sometime after Labor Day. As soon as the start date for the work is confirmed, we will let everyone know.
As a reminder, we will only be tearing down the former funeral home
(4 Lincoln St.) & 2-story house/barn (6 Lincoln St.) at this time. The demolition will not include either the former school (45 E. Central St.) or the former convent (5 Wilson St.).
It's been a very busy week at the former St. Parish Properties!
Yesterday, to deter future trespassing on the property, we boarded up
the lower windows and multiple entrances
at both the school (45 E. Central St.) and convent (5 Wilson St.).
Additionally, this week, we replaced a large amount
of the windscreen that surrounds the property.
(NOTE: The remaining windscreen on Lincoln Street will be replaced
after the demolition of 4 & 6 Lincoln St. is completed)
You'll be seeing some activity today at the former St. Patricks Parish Property as we begin
to replace our green windscreen on the exterior fence surrounding the property.
We anticipate the work on the windscreen will continue for the rest of this week.
Also, as an additional safety measure and to prevent future trespassing,
we'll be boarding up the lower windows and multiple entrances to the former school
(45 E. Central Street) as well as to the convent (5 Wilson St.) today (Wednesday, Aug. 19th).
As reported at last night's Board of Selectmen meeting, here are several updates
re: the St. Patricks Parish Property as of August 13th:
The demolition permit for 4 & 6 Lincoln St. was filed on August 4th after completing all the required work at the property (including pest control treatments & water line capping). We expect the permit to be issued within the next few days and hope to have the work scheduled in a few weeks (weather permitting).
Our new windscreen has been delivered and we anticipate the installation process
will begin within the next 2 weeks
In response to the August 6th break-in / fire at both the former school (45 E. Central St.) and
convent (5 Wilson St.), we will be boarding up all doors & lower level windows
at both buildings to prevent future trespassing.
Stonegate Group was outraged and disturbed by the senseless destruction to both buildings and we intend
to press charges against the responsible parties. We would again like to extend our appreciation and
gratitude to both the Natick Fire & Police Departments for their assistance this past week.
If you should have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to us at 508-655-1700
or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yesterday afternoon (Thursday, August 6, 2020), the Natick Fire Department responded to an alarm at the former St. Patrick Parish properties. Fire officials discovered a small fire believed to be accidently set by vandals in the former convent, located at 5 Wilson Street.
In addition to the fire, both the school and the former convent were severely vandalized. Multiple windows were broken and both buildings were littered with trash and spray-painted with graffiti. The Natick Building Commissioner has determined there was no structural damage to either building.
We understand that several suspects have been questioned by the Natick Police Department. As this is still an ongoing investigation, further details have not been released at this time.
Stonegate Group will be fully cooperating with local authorities to provide any additional information needed for the investigation.
We would also like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to both the Natick Fire & Police Departments for their immediate response to the incident. Thank you for helping to serve our community!