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Greenville seeks buyer for historic Beattie House

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The city of Greenville is looking for a buyer for the Beattie House, a mansion built in 1834 that the Women’s Club used for more than half a century.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/1vtumYo) that the club gave up the home over the summer. The city has turned to the non-profit Greenville Local Development Corp. to seek out the best ideas for the use of the house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

City economic development director Nancy Whitworth says the sale is dependent on several provisions, including a deed restriction that prohibits the house from being demolished.

Businessman Fountain Fox Beattie built the house for his new bride in 1834, and it served as a residence for extended family over the next century.

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