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.