- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Officials are trying to salvage a historic Greek Rival house in Natchez after a section of it caved in.

The Natchez Democrat (https://bit.ly/1nOVSU9 ) reports Historic Natchez Foundation Executive Director Mimi Miller believes the Melmont, which was placed on the state’s most endangered historic places in October, can still be preserved.

Miller says a building crew has been brought in and they believe they can fix it. She says it can cost as much as $200,000 to stabilize the structure to even start work on it.

Miller says she looks forward to working with the house’s private owners to preserve the structure.

The Melmont was built in 1855. It has been vacant for several years.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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