Tupelo OK's Spain House

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The city will move the Spain House.

In a pair of narrow votes Tuesday, elected officials ignored the advice of their attorney and accepted a $161,454 bid from Kosciusko House Movers to relocate the historic home and also agreed to a covenant with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The covenant, which requires the city to maintain the house for at least 25 years, was the final step necessary to receive a $175,000 state grant that the city must match with $35,000.

Calvary Baptist Church, which owns the property upon which the house currently sits, will provide $10,000 of that match.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Daily Journal.