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Commission trying to save 19th-century Va. home

Friday - 6/28/2013, 2:10pm  ET

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) -- Efforts to save a 19th-century Waynesboro house may not be enough.

The city suspended plans to demolish the Arnold House in April after residents and the city's Historical Commission complained. The city originally planned for renovations at a cost of $35,000, but later found out it would cost three times that to bring the home up to code.

The News Leader reports (http://bit.ly/17HPR1w) the commission started a fundraising campaign to help renovate the house, but it isn't close to raising enough money.

Built in 1820, the house stood during the Civil War and sits next to one of the city's oldest cemeteries. The city has owned the house since 1955 and rented it until two years ago.

The commission has 60 days to develop a plan to save the house.

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Information from: The News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com


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