Board of appeals approves demolition of historic Canfield home

The house is located off of Route 46 across from St. Michael Church

Plans for a historical home in Canfield are the subject of debate between a developer who wants to demolish the building and the city's Design Review Committee.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Canfield’s Planning and Zoning Commission Board of Appeals ruled that an historic house, dating back to Judson Canfield himself, can now be demolished.

The house is located off of Route 46 across from St. Michael Church, hidden by the woods.

The owner, Paul Kosling of Granville, Ohio, grew up in the house and says it was built in the early 1800s by the man who founded Canfield.

Kosling has been trying to preserve it, but he’s had no luck.

The Board of Appeals decided Thursday to reverse a previous decision to preserve the house by a 4-0 vote.

In March, developer Sam Pitzulo said he planned to buy the seven-acre property and build 20 new homes.

Canfield’s Design Review Committee had previously voted against the house’s demolition because of its historical value.

Pitzulo decided to pull out of the project in April.

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