The new Ingersoll Place on Consaul Road had its grand opening this morning, showing off a new $12 million assisted living facility.
Officials hailed the new building a “wonderful place for seniors to reside,” but also acknowledged the years of debate and some hard feelings in the fight to move the home from its historic former location to a new facility.
Ingersoll board President Robert Armbrust went down a long list of those who helped make the facility a reality. He also noted that “it’s been somewhat of a bumpy road along the way.”
A group of preservationists fought to keep the old structure at Balltown Road and State Street standing and its grounds free from development. In the end, however, they were successful only in keeping the building standing and in its historic location, something developers had long-since agreed to.
“I am proud to say that Ingersoll and the organization held its head high and fought the good fight, and we are where we are today,” Armbrust said. “There’s more to history than brick and mortar of old buildings. Ingersoll has a history and tradition of providing a safe, warm and comfortable place for seniors to live, and that tradition will continue in this nice new facility.”
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