City historic preservation commission to discuss local landmark future tonight

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina city’s historic preservation commission could decide Tuesday night if a historic home will be demolished.

The Greenville City Historic Preservation Commission will meet to determine whether the Jacob Higgs House on Dickinson Avenue will be demolished or delayed a year to find a solution to save the landmark.

Last Thursday, The Greenville City Council voted 5-1 to tear down the Higgs House.

The home was built between 1903 and 1905 and is listed as a local landmark by the city.

However, the house has been vacant for more than five years.

The cost to repair it is just over $300,000, that’s more than double what the property is currently valued.

The meeting is scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m.