Greenville landmark could soon be bulldozed

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A historic home in Greenville could soon be demolished if the city has its way.

City Council voted last Thursday 5-1 to tear down the Jacob Higgs House on Dickinson Avenue.

The home was built between 1903-05 and is listed as a local landmark by the city. But the house has been vacant for more than five years with the cost to repair it at $307,671, more than double what the property is currently valued.

The city’s Historic Preservation Commission will now decide whether the Higgs House will be demolished or delay that for up to a year to find a solution that would save the landmark.

The group meets next Tuesday.

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