WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Augusta County Historical Society could become the owner of an older home in Waynesboro.
The home in question is the Arnold House, built in the 1800s.
The home currently violates the Virginia building maintenance code, which was why a transfer was a way to still keep it.
City Manager Michael Hamp said the Augusta County Historical Society is interested in being a temporary owner.
The goal is to transfer the ownership to Save The Red Brick House, a group that wants to preserve the house.
The city will provide $10,000 to bring the home into compliance.
Something Hamp hopes will be done sooner rather than later.
"Urgency is part of the equation as well but we wouldn't want,if it's let's say a matter of two weeks between compliance and non compliance. I think we would be reasonably flexible," said Hamp.
The city also had the option of putting the property for sale with the condition that the new owner will raze the structure within 30 days.
Hamp expected to have an update for the city council by September 9th.
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