Local group fights to save Dobrowsky House in Redding

Mar 22, 2015 6:40 PM by Charlene Cheng

"It's fantastic. It's a great relief. So many of our historical buildings have been lost over the last few years, and this was just another one we didn't want to see go," Blaine Spence said.

That's how he felt upon learning that the McConnell Foundation has submitted a letter of interest to move the Dobrowsky House in downtown Redding.

And he's not alone.

The Facebook page he started has amassed almost 200 members, all hoping to save the historic building.

"The style, bungalow craftsmen style. It was built in the 20's. The Dobrowsky family was a pioneer family that has been in the area since the 1850's," Spence said.

The house sits on property owned by the State Judicial Council.

And now, with plans for a new Shasta County Courthouse, its needs to be either destroyed or moved.

"I was not out here protesting the new courthouse. We were out here to hopefully raise public awareness. We really wanted to save this building, that's what it was all about," Spence said.

He hopes that the house will be relocated somewhere, like Lake Redding Park, and be turned into a museum.


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