An historic building on Springfield's east side has received a six month reprieve, giving its owners more time to bring the building up to code.
The Judge John Taylor house in the 900 block of south 12th street is the oldest non-rehabilitated pre-civil war structure in the city. Built in 1857, it was used as a facility to reform woman sex workers, as a vocational institute for the city's African American youth, and was used as apartments for the better part of the 20th century.
The owners now have until June to bring the building up to code.
(posted 6:54 a.m. 12/26/2012 by Alex Degman)