- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Martinsburg preservation commission has rejected a proposal to demolish a historic building.

DC Properties had asked the Historic Preservation Review Commission for a certificate of appropriateness to raze the Queen Anne-style building in downtown Martinsburg.

The Journal (https://bit.ly/1TiEiSv ) reports that the commission unanimously voted on Monday night to deny the request.

DC Properties partner Daniel Helmut told the commission that a 2009 fire burned the building beyond reasonable repair. He said he doesn’t have the funds to repair the property or buyers interested in purchasing it.

Commission member Kevin Walker said features that were part of the building’s original nomination for the historic district still remain.

The building was constructed around 1885.


Information from: The Journal, https://journal-news.net/

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