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Civic Group Fights To Save Historic House Slated for Demolition

Posted February 7, 2007 9:18 a.m. EST

A new civic group is fighting to save a historic house in southeast Raleigh.

The Ligon House is scheduled for demolition after failing city codes. It was home to the late Rev. John Ligon, a respected pioneer in Raleigh's early years.

The Ligon House is considered an important historical structure in the city's black community.

A group of civic leaders recently formed the Raleigh Community Council. The group launched a campaign to save the historic house.