170-year-old Justus Ramsey Stone House could be up for demolition

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A historic St. Paul home could face a date with the wrecking ball.

The owner of the Justus Ramsey Stone House is trying to have the 1852 building demolished because of some damage.

The building sits on the patio of Burger Moe’s restaurant along West Seventh Street.

Some groups are getting together to try and save one of the oldest homes in the city. 

“I was shocked. I mean, this is one of the most surveyed designated historic structures in the city of St. Paul,” community organizer Tom Schroeder said. “We’re all looking for an avenue for a win-win situation here. I think the building should remain listed and protected if the current owner doesn’t wish to make use of it. It can be mothballed for a future development or a future owner who can and will. It can be boxed and moved.”

The owner of the Justus Ramsey Stone House told us he had no comment.

St. Paul’s Heritage Preservation Commission is reviewing the matter and will discuss the house during a meeting next month.