Historic Columbia Home Slated for Demolition

7 years 6 days 8 hours ago Sunday, September 18 2011 Sep 18, 2011 Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:20:00 PM CDT September 18, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - A Columbia historical landmark surrounded by student apartment complexes could soon be destroyed.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that owners of the Annie Fisher House on Old Highway 63 have city approval to demolish the building.

The 1920s-era colonial-style home is on the city's historic building registry. It's named for a prominent black restaurant owner and caterer whose famous biscuits were served at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.

Local resident Sheila Ruffin wants to preserve the landmark once known as Fair Oaks, but has been unable to raise the money needed to match the new owners' sales price. The property is now zoned for commercial use.

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