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Owner again seeks to raze historic Saratoga Springs house

Deteriorating home center of dispute since ’08

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The owner of the deteriorating house at 66 Franklin St., which was built in 1871, is again seeking permission to have the historic structure demolished. Joseph Boff maintains that the house in the Franklin Square Historic District is beyond saving. He said previous owners had removed interior moldings, mantels, soffits, doors and other fixtures and generally neglected the structure. The case has been in and out of court since 2008 with Boff seeking demolition and ...

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May 28, 2012
7:56 a.m.

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The main culprit in the loss of this home is the Saratoga Preservation group itself who had a legal right to save the home from 1983 until 2008 after paying thousands to receive a historical lien and THEN ,doing nothing for 25 years.And now that the home is lost because of years of neglect (including their neglect) they want to jump in front of the bulldozer,go for it!The word that comes to mind when you hear the real story is hypocrites.