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Owner and historical society are trying to save a house from demolition


PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA)--- The Mercer County Historical Society and the owner of a historical Princeton house try to reach an agreement on the demolition of the structure.

President of the Mercer County historical society Lois Miller was in court to try and save the Johnston Pearis house. According to the historical society --it's the second most historical artifact in the city of Princeton.

The house was never listed as a historical property -- and property owner Elizabeth Cutlip does not feel it is feasible to restore the house. Judge William Sadler told the historical society, Cutlip, and the city of Princeton to try and reach an agreement. Cutlip and the city leaders say they hope they can do just that if the historical society makes a reasonable offer for the property.

The historical society plans to restore the home and turn it into a museum. With all its history, Miller says she does not want to see it end up in a landfill.

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