Spain House likely to change ownership this week

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By Robbie Ward/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Nearly a month after the city of Tupelo gave final approval to donate the historic Spain House and property to the Tupelo Historic Preservation Commission, it should change ownership this week.
After the City Council voted to transfer the South Church Street property and house listed on the National Register of Historic Places to the nonprofit, it continues to wind through legal channels.
Mayor Jack Reed Jr. recently signing the bill of sale document for the property, and city attorney John Hill said legal documents should be complete by the end of the week.
“We’re so close to wrapping things up,” he said.
Originally located on West Main Street, the century-old house was moved in December after the city bought the property from Calvary Baptist Church in 2010.
The local preservation society plans to raise money for improvements on the property and eventually locate there.
robbie.ward@journalinc.com