Historic Bisbee struggles to breathe new life into old buildings
Founded in 1880, the former mining town of Bisbee is older than the state itself.
During a recent meeting of the Bisbee Design Review Board, many people spoke in favor of tearing down a long-vacant, historic house on Clawson Avenue, right near the heart of downtown. One woman called it an “eyesore.” The city estimates there are about 60 or so of these dying buildings tucked into Bisbee’s tight canyon and outlying areas. They're fire hazards and ripe for trespassing.
“We’re doing everything we can not to demolish or tear down an old house,” Bisbee Public Works Director Andy Haratyk.... read more
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