East Nashville home offered for free will likely be demolished
April 18, 2014 01:51 PM
Reported By Jamey Tucker, Video Journalist - bio | email
The historic home was built in the late 1880s and was originally a school house.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A historic east Nashville home that was offered for free earlier this year will likely be torn down.
The owner of the Queen Anne style home, situated off Eastland Avenue, decided to offer the home, which is in need of repairs, to anyone willing to move it to another location to prevent it from being demolished.
Moving the piece of history, according to contractors, could cost nearly $200,000.
"When you speak to people [about the home], they're heartbroken," nearby resident Nick Beaudoing said. "I think a lot of people underestimated the cost of moving a house. It sounds great in theory, but in practice it's really difficult."
The structure is believed to have been built in the late 1800s and is thought to have been originally been a school house.
Before being destroyed, the historic commission will salvage what they can of the home.
It is unclear what will be built on the property after the home is demolished.
The cost to tear down the home is expected to cost around $50,000.
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