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 Posted: Fri Jun 16th, 2006 08:06 pm
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Well thats what I was kinda thinking. Somthing needs to be done thats for sure..



 

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 Posted: Wed Jul 12th, 2006 10:18 pm
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Hopefully this "new coalition" that is mentioned in today's (July 12) news will help end the loss of CW sites in Murfreesboro.  It is unfortunate it took the loss of the Jenkins House to get this much interest.  Hopefully the town of Murfreesboro will start to understand...that preservation can bring tourism.  I love Stone's River...so sign me up. :)

 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 13th, 2006 06:27 pm
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Just out of curiousity, was the house structurally unsound?



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I dont know the answer to that question..  

 I do know it needed work to be done to it .

 
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Hmmm...the only way I can understand this is if the house is no longer safe.  While preserving history is great, you can't leave up a death trap just for the purpose of salvaging a piece of the past.  The light is on though in one of the windows (an upstairs one) so im not sure how bad of shape it is in, or how long ago that pic was taken.  In all, it is sort of sad that this is happening, but urban and community developers seem to be into battlefield land.  I guess it brings in the $$ somehow...not sure why that  would be, but I know my husband would give his right arm for a house on confed. ave in gettysburg :P



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All I know is that the owners wife was using the house as a bridal boutique business as late as 2001, so I'd have to guess it wasn't that bad. A close look at the roof seems to indicate that a new one may have been needed, but I'm no expert in the field.



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 Posted: Sat Jul 15th, 2006 08:46 pm
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Welcome Kay,

Thank you for stiring  things up in Murfreesboro. And keeping us posted on events there.

regards, Steven

 

 



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 Posted: Thu Aug 17th, 2006 09:36 pm
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Indy -

I thought the exact same thing. There's a follow-up also:

"The Murfreesboro Historic Zoning Commission chose not to remove a house built in 1838 from the National Register of Historic Places — even though the building was demolished in June.

As a formality, the commission was instructed by the Tennessee Historical Commission to conduct a public hearing regarding the removal of the Hiram Jenkins House from the national list that protected the home from being altered or destroyed with federal funds.

http://www.rctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060817/COUNTY07/608170407/1006/MTCN0301



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