Pre-Civil War house may be demolished for condo construction

Published 3:32 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019

A developer wants to build commercial property and condominiums on the site of a northeast Mississippi home built in 1850.

The Commercial Dispatch reports developer Charles T. Carter told Starkville’s Development Review Committee on Thursday that development requires moving or demolishing the Gillespie-Jackson House.

City Planner Daniel Havelin says the city hasn’t received an application yet. Havelin says the house isn’t legally protected from demolition.

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Carter says Camson Development Co. of Marietta, Georgia hasn’t yet bought the property.

Owner Joe T. Mosley is asking $1.9 million for the house and its 3.3-acre (1.3-hectare) property. Neil Payne, the Mosley family’s real estate agent, says Camson hasn’t yet made a formal offer.

Payne says the Mosley family prefers to give away the house for relocation, but hasn’t found anyone to take it.