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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jeff Asti

Request to donate homes to charity denied

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission denied Tuesday two requests by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to remove two old homes on South 5th Street and donate them to charity. The church wants to relocate the structures to create a green space.
Jay Hughes, who represented the church at the meeting, explained that the church intends appeal to the Board of Aldermen.

 (August 11, 2010, Page 1)

Request to demolish home in historic district hits snag

A missing certified letter could have a historic home demolished. The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission asked the owner of 1405 Madison Avenue to appear at a public hearing, but Chipper Calhoon said he “was not informed of anything.” The property is considered historical to the district but damage to the structure makes it a possible fire hazard. (July 14, 2010, Page 2)

Hotel project moves forward

Despite ongoing dissent from many who live in the Jefferson Avenue neighborhood and other city residents, both downtown historic commissions approved a request for a new hotel and parking lot near the Square. The Historic Preservation Commission voted 5-4 on favor of the new hotel. The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the parking lot across the street. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

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