The historic house at 145
West Main St. has been known as the Robertson house for decades. It is getting
a new name and a new life as the village finalizes plans for its restoration.
The home will now be known as Barrington’s White House. This week, the Board of Trustees will vote on several items, including granting a special use planned development permit, that will move the project forward. The board meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at village hall, 200 South Hough St. on Oct. 28.
Barrington purchased the home in 2007. Prominent Barrington resident John Robertson and his wife, Julia, had the home built at the turn of the 19th century. It boasts a third floor ballroom.
The village is working with Johnson Lasky Architects and Pepper Construction on the project to restore and renovate the home into a cultural and community center. A committee is running the Barrington’s White House Campaign to raise funds for the project. The village has already received donations.
Barrington plans to hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 16 and 12 to 3 Sunday, November 17.