- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) - A historic home owned by the city of Northport needs quite a few repairs - an estimated $110,000 worth.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/1EAxv3y ) the 19th century Shirley Place home has been vacant since the previous tenant, the Shirley Place Foundation, stopped leasing the building last year. Repairs are needed before the city can seek a new tenant.

The City Council has already approved $63,000 in work to replace the roof, remove asbestos and repair the masonry.

But City Administrator Scott Collins says the home also needs new shutters, storm windows and a new front-porch deck. That’s roughly another $44,790.

Collins says the city already has a healthy chunk of the money in the bank. The Shirley Place Foundation returned $75,000 to the city when it left the home.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com


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