No resolution on historic building demolition in Corinth

By NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – How the city of Corinth will resolve the dispute over destruction of a historic downtown building remains an open question.
The Board of Alderman in executive session discussed a proposal to settle the matter with the building’s owner, John Dodd, but no agreement was reached, said city attorney Wendell Trapp.
The circa 1923 gas station building at 606 Fillmore Street was demolished on May 23 after a contractor working on asbestos removal said it had begun to collapse.
The building was included in the city’s application for certified local government status as an example of the historic structures in the city and officials are concerned that its destruction jeopardizes the ability to offer tax incentives for preserving historic buildings.