Keeping History Alive... I consider myself fortunate to be chosen for this momentous project. The cherry tree you see below was on the property of the new Waterbury Library and Municipal Complex and has been thriving there for well over 100 years and was a part of the property when Dr. Janes donated this parcel to the town of Waterbury with the intent of the building becoming a library for the community. The growth of the community and the need to update the historical building, lead to utilizing Dr. Janes parcel in full by expanding the building to incorporate an updated library, municipal office and Historical Society for the Town of Waterbury. For this expansion to proceed, the first thing that needed to happen was to remove this huge cherry tree. Barbara Farr led the way to preserve the historical value of the tree by asking me if I would be interested in crafting benches for the new library as a way to raise funding for the new library. I was honored and of course said yes. From this tree, I crafted 3 mission style benches with backs and 2 modern benches. Dr. Janes tree will now live on forever in its new form and can be seen and enjoyed at the new Waterbury Library and Municipal Complex.