Friday, April 15, 2022

Another Historic House Lost

 On Tuesday, April 12 (2022) The Georgetown City Council voted 4-3 to allow the demolition of this historic house at 412 E. 7th St. despite many appeals from preservationists and even the local paper. The house, which dates back to the late 1800s, had ties to the founder of Georgetown (George Glasscock) and was listed as "Medium Priority" on the city's Historic Resources Survey. HARC voted against the proposed demolition but the owners took their case to City Council, which went against the HARC recommendation. Another historic house lost due to public officials who have little interest in preserving Georgetown's history, character and charm.