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Calling All Contractors

The Veterans Home. Photo credit Donald Wayman

The Webster-Dudley Veterans Council is seeking licensed contractors to volunteer their services for several renovation projects at the Veterans Home located at 4 Veterans Way in Webster. 
Recently the Home Depot Foundation awarded the Veterans Council a grant for materials needed for the replacement of the roll roofing over the front entryway, replacing the handicap ramp and replacing the gutters and downspouts. The Council will provide any required manpower to assist the completion of these much needed projects. 
The Webster-Dudley Veterans Council is a non-profit organization that is dependent solely on donations from the public. 
The Veterans Home currently houses the office of the local Veterans Service Agent, provides organizational space for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 53, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 654 and the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council. 
Any contractor interested in assisting with these vital projects may please contact the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council at [email protected]. Please note this is a new email for the organization.
The Veterans Home has a storied past. Also known as the “Marble House”, it was constructed by Alexander Joslin in 1870 and was originally located at the corner of Main and Church Streets. It was sold to the Marble family and remained in their hands for several generations. When that land and house were purchased for the construction of Bartlett High School and the current Town Hall, the Marble House was moved by teams of horses to its new foundation on Church Lane (now Veterans Way) on November 1, 1926.
The stately home was donated by the town to house Veterans Organizations over the years which included the Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of the G.A.R. Veterans, Spanish American Veterans, American Legion Post 184 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.