This page is a response to an article published in the Vermont Standard August 31, 2017.  The article was about a property on Old River Road in Woodstock, Vermont that belonged to Peggy and Lou Kannenstine and recently sold. Shortly after it was sold the new owners quickly went to work cutting down trees, demolishing the Kannenstine's house, stone walls I rebuilt, and regrading a large field. (The new owners did donate items from the house to those in need.) The reason for this response is to defend myself and my work. One of the new owners said, " the wall across the road was no longer structurally sound." It was structurally sound. These are some photos of what it looked like before demolition, what it looks like now, and a link to a copy of a letter to the editor. Please scroll down to view all of the photos.

—Hector Santos     Letter to the Editor Copy  

Rivendell Wall During

Rivendell Wall Before

Rivendell Farm During

Rivendell Wall After

Rivendell Wall After

Rivendell Wall After Demolition 2017

Rivendell Wall After Demolition 2017

Rivendell Wall May 2016

Looking Structurally Sound

I carved this stone

book as a

gift for

Lou & Peg

Kanenstine

as a thank you for

hiring me to

rebuild the the

wall.

It was inlayed into

the wall and has

not been seen 

since the wall was

demolished.

Stone Wall Next to the Kannenstine's House Before  Demolition

Stone Wall Next to the Kannenstine's House Before  Demolition

Stone Wall Next to the Kannenstine's House Before  Demolition

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