Town seeks to deconstruct, salvage historic buildings

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The town of Portsmouth has posted an advertisement, seeking offers for the “deconstruction, salvage and/or recycling, and removal of two blighted buildings” at Glen Farm. 

The two early 20th century buildings to be deconstructed (designated Glen Farm Buildings 3A and 3B ) are located at 163 Glen Farm Road in Portsmouth. 

According to the advertisement, “Upon execution of a contract, the structures,( i.e., all salvageable, recyclable, and nonrecyclable materials (i.e., waste)), excluding the foundations, becomes the property of the Contractor.

“Materials salvaged also become the property of the Contractor and revenues generated by the sale or donation of materials (cash value of deductions in the latter case) shall be paid to the Contractor. It is anticipated that parts of the structure (i.e., wooden, handhewed, beams and siding, etc.) may have significant value.”

Bids must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018.

The entire advertisement, detailing the bid process and project details, can be read below. 



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