Preservationists Hope To Save Stones from Historic House

Members of the Upper Arlington Historical Society are trying to save this 192 year old house before it's demolished Friday.(Photo: Photos taken by Nigel J. Bruce, 11/08/2013)
Members of the Upper Arlington Historical Society are trying to save this 192 year old house before it's demolished Friday.(Photo: Photos taken by Nigel J. Bruce, 11/08/2013)

The Upper Arlington Historical Society hopes at least to save the stone from a nearly 200-year-old house slated for demolition this week.

The historical society tried to save the Hutchinson House on Riverside Drive. It was built beginning in 1821 on the farm of Amaziah Hutchinson.

But the group announced this weekend that it could not. Still, Executive Director Kate Kallmes says the society will make a last-ditch effort today.

“A few supporters from around the state contacted engineers and scheduled to have them go to the house today and see what can be saved. And also we have a mover coming in to see if it can be moved or not,” Kallmes said.

Preferred Living plans to tear the building down to build a 256-unit luxury apartment building.

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