Historic Home Demolished

- Demolition of a more than 130 year old home has members of Preservation Erie concerned but the owner of the building who is tearing it down says there's a bright future for the property.

The Heman Janes house at 125 West 21st street was the ideal example of an Italian Villa style home in Erie built during the civil war.

The home is in one of three historic districts in Erie, one on West 21st Street, another on West 6th Street and the other is the building located on North Park Row.

Architect Jeff Kidder and members of Preservation Erie are disappointed that the owners decided to tear it down.

However the CEO of The Village At Luther Square who owns the building says it was beyond repair.

They have plans to build homes in the area to house the elderly in our community.

Construction on the project is expected to begin soon with at least two homes to be complete this summer.

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