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Rose Hill gets a second look
PORT ARTHUR - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
A historic Port Arthur home is getting a second look as city council members determine how to proceed with renovations.
The city took over ownership of the Rose Hill manor in 1948 but years of dilapidation have left the home in poor condition.
There's the balcony up at the top, the wood rails, a lot of that was damaged during the hurricane and it never got repaired and we're wanting to get it repaired, said Rose Hill board president Lezlie Armentor.
According to estimates received by the city, renovations to Rose Hill could cost anywhere between $600K and $800K.
The city held a workshop Monday morning to determine where to go next and decided the next step would be to get a second opinion on a cost estimate.
As with any municipality, we have competing needs and the council is trying how best to spend limited funds, said Director of Parks and Recreation Dr. Albert Thigpen.
His department fixes small things within the house but a much larger renovation project like the one needed for Rose Hill falls under the direction of city council.
Were just looking forward to continue to work with our city council to find out the best direction for Rose Hill going forward, said Dr. Thigpen.