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Correction: Historic Property-Hazard story

May 5, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In a story May 4 about a historic Montpelier building, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the property was declared a public safety hazard. The property was actually declared a public nuisance.

A corrected version of the story appears below:

Historic farmstead in capital city declared a nuisance

One of the most historic buildings in Vermont’s state capital has been declared a public nuisance.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — One of the most historic buildings in Vermont’s capital city has been declared a public nuisance.

The Montpelier City Council made the declaration for the former farmstead of Col. Jacob Davis, who founded the state capital. The Times Argus reports that Davis deeded the land to the city where the Statehouse is built.

The City Council held a hearing last month on the 1836 Greek Revival house and barn on Route 2 after an adjoining landowner complained.

A report to the City Council says a city inspection found numerous deficiencies in the building that made it a nuisance. The owners of the property must submit a remediation and abatement plan to the city by May 17.