Historic mansion may be torn down in Saratoga Springs

Posted at: 10/25/2013 8:55 AM
Updated at: 10/25/2013 10:23 AM
By: WNYT Staff

The Winans-Crippen house.
The Winans-Crippen house.
Photo: WNYT

SARATOGA SPRINGS - A court has apparently cleared the way to tear down the old Winans-Crippen house on Franklin Street.

The 150-year-old mansion has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

The property owner petitioned City Hall to tear it down, but Saratoga Springs' Preservation Foundation has argued for its protection.

A state Appellate Court has denied an appeal they filed. The building may now be torn down pending appropriate paperwork.