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Chinsegut Hill’s 164-year-old manor house that had been crumbling from neglect is nearing its stately former self after months of work. A $1.5 million historic preservation grant awarded by the Legislature has been used to completely renovate the house. Photos by SAM OWENS | Times

After months of restoration, historic Chinsegut manor house nearly ready for public

BROOKSVILLE — Standing on the balcony of the Chinsegut manor house, Christie Anderberg watches while the final touches are being put on the $1.5 million restoration project that was just getting under way six months ago. The 164-year-old edifice that had been crumbling from neglect and disrepair is nearing its stat …