Texarkana, Texas 2021-06-16 16:58:49 –
Texarkana, Arkansas (KTAL / KMSS) – The Historic District Commission has rejected the Beach Street First Baptist Church’s request to demolish a historic home on Pecan Street.
The house, known as the Claude Falk House or Joe B. Wilson House, registered on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1905, according to HDC officials.
The house at 501 Pecan St. was repurchased in the 1980s for use in the event, according to officials at the Beech Street Baptist Church. Not used as much as they want.
The Commission says the HDC would have had to approve a “certificate of suitability” to proceed with the dismantling. After being rejected, the church now has 180 days to find a buyer for the property or make a plan to save it.
In 2019, the church sold real estate in case of demolition and sold exteriors such as doors and windows that the Commission said it violated the ordinance.
“We are pleased that the History Commission has rejected the request, which allows the community and the church to work together to restore the building,” said Doris Davis.
On Wednesday, church representatives were not asked for comment.
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