Preserving Historic Homes

By: Shane Symolon Email
By: Shane Symolon Email

After years of juggling what to do with two historic homes, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors finally decided to find a way to protect the buildings.

The Yount-Gochenour and Grandma Moses houses were on the chopping block until a commission learned that it would cost more to demolish the buildings than to save them.

Wednesday night, the board decided to apply to put them on the historic registry. They're not sure how they'll use the houses, but they're trying to find a way to restore them instead of destroying them.

"There's money out there to do things like that," says Supervisor Kay Frye who's been looking to restore the homes for over a year. "I look forward to the day, when we have a ribbon cutting at those houses someday, its really great."

The Supervisors are still considering options such as using the houses as offices or keeping them for other historical uses.


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