Sunday, March 28, 2010

Free Victorian House!

One from our blog Revelation Awaits An Appointed Time:

There's no catch - the house next door to Genny's Diner on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville is FREE to a good home.

As reported on Louisville Mojo, a judge has ordered Frank Faris to give away this great old Victorian mansion to anyone who wants to take it off his hands, since he has himself been unable or unwilling to make court-mandated renovations to the historic home.

Faris purchased the property for $100,000 years ago with the intent to demolish it, but the city declared it a historic building before he got around to that. Now he's forbidden to tear it down and saddled with the cost of maintaining it to code.

So yeah, I suppose there is a catch, and that was it. Anyone who takes the free building will find themselves with the same expensive task as Faris: trying to bring this crumbling, near-collapse edifice back to life.


Nicosia said...

Darn! Wish I could afford to move it to Mount Sterling!

KJW said...

This house they choose to protect while they are trying to demolish historical Whiskey Row? What makes this house so important that it needs to be preserved and where was the historical society when the house was going into ruins? Why wasn't previous owner required to restore it? Really?

Christeen said...

Have you heard what happened to this house? I was actually very interested in it and was trying to convince my father to take it off his hands. My dad owns several other houses and I thought he would be interested, but if the someone else or the city already scooped it up then I guess it's kind of a moot point.