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Canton advances plans for Paul Revere site

The town of Canton is moving forward with plans for new attractions at the Paul Revere heritage site on Revere Street, and brought in consultants for a kickoff meeting last week.

ConsultEcon is working with Canton’s Paul Revere Heritage Commission to develop plans for the best use for a former mill and barn on the property. The commission is looking to develop a museum in the mill, and an event space and restaurant in the barn, said its chairman, Jeremy Comeau.

The town would retain ownership of the buildings, but a nonprofit would probably be designated to run the museum, and the town is exploring options for how best to maintain the proposed restaurant.


The buildings are under renovations in preparation for the new uses.

Paul Revere lived on the site in the early 1800s -- though it is believed his residence burned down, Comeau said.

Additional public meetings will be held this winter to discuss the project, but those dates have not yet been set, he said.

Jill Terreri Ramos can be reached at jill.ramos@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @jillterreri.