Updated: 7/17 10:36 pm
Historical Home Looking for an Owner
Wednesday night a historical home could be on the chopping block soon as the owners are looking to clear the lot it now sits on, which is why preservationists are working around the clock to keep this home unharmed and now they are even asking the city for help.
It dates back as early as 1861, but no one actually knows the year this home on South Deleon was built but historical experts say just like any other home, it has a story to tell. The home is one of the few structures remaining that was shown on 1873 drawing of the City of Victoria, something preservation experts said is rare. The home was passed through generations of several different families, but the family who owns it no longer wants it. The owners of the lot plan to build a new home in its place, and said they would rather see the home moved than destroyed, which is why they are offering it to anyone willing to pay the fees. However, since those fees can be pricey, the city was asked to step in at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Victoria preservation said it doesn't matter what the home is turned into, as long as it's not destroyed.
Mayor Polasek said they will take up the discussion on the home at the next city council meeting on July 30th. Jeff Wright with Victoria Preservation Inc. said the lot owners are giving him another month to find the home a new home.
For more information on the home contact Victoria Preservation at 361-573-1878.
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