AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The Avon Historical Society has recognized two properties in town as having historical value. At Monday’s town meeting, society members Mo Hinman and Janice Scrabis presented plaques to the Magrini and Dugan families.
The residence of Jim and Brigid Magrini is located at 119 Norwood Ave. and has been in the family since 1960. This house, built by John Riley, was said to have possibly been a stagecoach stop at one point in time. Further review of county records revealed the property dates back to 1890.
In front of the house is a hitching post and stagecoach steps. A barn remains behind the house, with four horse stables intact. The names of the horses remain engraved on each stall, two of which are clearly legible, Niro and Ida Grey.
The second property recognized is located at 127 Garfield Ave. and dates to the 1900’s.
Current homeowners Kevin and Nina Dugan believe one of the former residents may have never left the property, saying a previous owner by the name of Mischa Levitzki has made a few ghostly appearances in a top-hat. Mr. Levitzki was a pianist who migrated from Russia with his parents at a very young age. He passed away in the home.
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