Latest Historic homes News

Mississippi teacher restores historic house built in 1914

Jun. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — About eight years ago, Kellie Dillard became interested in buying an old home in Saltillo known as the Barlow Burrow House, which had been unoccupied for several years. The two-story Colonial Revival residence was built by Saltillo merchant Barlow Burrow in...

Smokies US park seeks help identifying historic home sites

Jun. 02, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking help identifying sites of historic homes within its boundaries. According to a park news release, Volunteer-In-Park Frank March estimates the park has more than 2,400 former homesites, with more than 70%...

Body of American man pulled from Rome's Tiber River

May. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police say the body of a 21-year-old American man was pulled from the Tiber River on Thursday, and an investigation was underway to determine the cause of death. The family of Elija Oliphant of Dallas, Texas, reported him missing on Tuesday, after he left the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 25, 2022. Editorial: North Carolina gets its own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, and yes, it’s awful You would think, after the House Bill 2 backlash that occurred in 2016, North Carolina Republicans might think twice...

Housing authority is rebuilding historic Black neighborhood

May. 15, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Housing Authority once helped wipe out the Scrub, the downtown neighborhood founded by Tampa’s pioneering Black community. In 1954, the Housing Authority razed a third of the Scrub and replaced it with Central Park Village, a public housing project...

Christian faithful mark Easter in Jerusalem

Apr. 17, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian worshipers gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepluchre, the traditional site of Jesus's crucifixion, burial and resurrection, on Sunday to observe the Easter holiday. Thousands of people participated in mass at the church in the historic Old...

Home built in 1830 destroyed by tornado in southeast Georgia

Apr. 16, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — A house built in southeast Georgia decades before the Civil War is now a gutted shell after being struck by a tornado. Owners Richard and Wendy Analla say it took mere seconds for the twister to tear the upper floor off their home when it ripped through Bryan...

Kim gives North Korea's most famous newscaster a luxury home

Apr. 14, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ri Chun Hi, North Korea’s most famous state TV anchor, has announced major events for decades, including nuclear and missile tests and the death of a leader, with an instantly identifiable, passionate voice. The anchor, dubbed the “pink lady” abroad...

Monroe’s historic Cooley House example of rare style

Apr. 02, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A renowned historic property in Ouachita Parish, once endangered, is slowly being restored. The rarest surviving example of Prairie-style residential architecture in the South, the Cooley House currently faces structural concerns that have placed it on the...