Saginaw officials vote to save 144-year-old mansion

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - The Saginaw City Council has agreed to a development deal that will save a historic 144-year-old mansion from demolition.

The Saginaw News reports that the council voted last month to accept the agreement from Ann Arbor Builders.

The city had initially resolved in 2016 to demolish the property to make room for development in the area, but the decision was overturned following the community's response.

Alexander Mixter helped in the campaign to save the property. He says the property will soon be redeveloped to be "The Front Door to Downtown." Mixter says the mansion will include community meeting space, a gift shop and office space, and will provide historical information about the city.

The city purchased the home from Rosemary Degesero for $19,900 in 2011.

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