After a fire damaged a historic building in Brattleboro, investors had a tough time raising enough money to redevelop the property. Ultimately, the project relied on both federal and state grants to finance the reconstruction. Eight years after the fire, we look at the current status of the Brooks House.
On April 17, 2011, a five-alarm fire ripped through the historic Brooks House in downtown Brattleboro, causing significant damage to the 140-year-old building.
When Tapp Barnhill saw the inside of the Brooks House after the fire, she wasn’t sure the property would ever be redeveloped.