For some, the delay is a welcome thing. Virginia Morse, chairman of the Kingston Historic District Commission, still hopes the building can survive.
“When I ask selectmen about it, they tell me there is no rush,” she said. “The longer they wait to demolish it is fine with me. We still don’t want it to go down.”
Selectmen might solicit bids from anyone interested in restoring or preserving the building, Korn said.
Pinchot said he hasn’t shut the door on being involved with the house.
“If they reached out and told me they were interested, and we discussed what each side can contribute, then we’d absolutely still be interested in saving the house,” he said.
The house has stood at 165 Main St. since 1834 and it was used as a Congregational Church parsonage and a barbershop.
The town bought the building in 1972. Kingston Community House used to run a thrift shop.