City seeks to raze historic local home

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Posted: July 10, 2013

The Winchester Star

City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday night to declare the home of Martin and Claudette Gavis at 414 N. Braddock St. to be a public nuisance. The declaration could result in its partial or complete demolition. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Councilors approved an ordinance to declare the Martin Gavis home a public nuisance and appropriated $30,000 to be used toward the partial or complete demolition of the property to abate the nuisance. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — City Council took action Tuesday night that could result in the partial or complete demolition of an occupied, historic home.

By an 8-1 vote, the councilors approved an ordinance to…



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