MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Mercersburg Borough Council voted to accept a historic apartment building that was gutted in a September fire in "as-is" condition with the stipulation that the borough pay to finish the demolition of the burned-out structure.
The council agreed to accept the building Tuesday following a 40-minute executive session with the borough attorney, said Betty Stenger, chairwoman of the borough's Historical Architectural Review board. Stenger sat through the closed session with the council.
"They agreed to take it as is," she said.
The value of the building, which sits on the northeast corner of the borough's public square and was known as the Carriage House Hotel, lies in a two-story log house buried under the brick veneer that covered it, Stenger said.