A home once designated as a landmark will be torn down because of its dilapidated condition, the Huntington Town Board decided last week.
The Creek Road home, which once belonged to Peter Crippen, a formerly enslaved man and a founder of the Bethel AME Church in Huntington, has been empty for decades. While it was designated a landmark in 2008, the classification was removed in 2016 because of its deteriorated condition and because his descendants wanted to sell the property.
The roof has collapsed in on the structure, which includes a grist mill and living space, and is partially sunken into the ground.
Crippen bought the property in 1864.
The property, which sits near the sewage plant, will become a parking lot once the building is torn down.