An abandoned home on 335 Jonathan Street, once called “The Chicken Coop” is safe from demolition for now.
City officials say that while the demolition is on hold, a fence is surrounding the house for safety.
Reggie Turner, a community activist and historian, led the movement about a week ago by asking residents to call City Hall to protest tearing down the house, which he says holds a lot of history.
Now, he will present a new plan for the building to city council.
“A lot of the history within the Jonathan Street community is at risk of being lost, so this is a small victory to move things in the right direction. What I was looking for was a pause,” said Turner.
Turner will present before the Hagerstown City Council on May 7 and if, after the presentation, the council does not agree to preserve the home it will be demolished on May 9.