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Historic society works to save homes in Monson

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MONSON, MA (WSHM) -

Four years ago, the June tornado damaged several historic homes in Monson. Now, there's a greater sense of urgency to preserve the ones that still stand.

Monson Historical Society members and realtors gave a tour Sunday afternoon of  two of Monson's most historic homes.

The first property is located at 84 Palmer Road. It's a federal farmhouse that was built in 1825.

It has most of its original features, including the fireplace, wide floorboards, and stair paneling.

"It's in original condition. It's a federal style home. The fire place and the paneling in the dining rooms. The Monson Historical Society is afraid of what could happen to it," said Dennis Swierad, President of Monson Historical Society.

The second home is located at 255 Main St. It was built in 1908.

The Monson Historical Society says they're hoping someone will purchase the properties to make sure they preserve one of the last pieces of Monson's history.

"They're really two of Monson's most beautiful homes, most historic and we're really worried about what is going to happen to them," said Bill Dominick from Monson Historical Society.

On Monday, Western Mass News will mark the 4 year anniversary of the June 2011 tornado that tore a path from Westfield to Sturbridge.

Western Mass News will be covering all aspects of the recovery since the devastating storm.

We'll visit the first church of Monson where their steeple was damaged.

Springfield also has a number of events to commemorate the day.

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