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Historic Roxborough home pulled briefly from market only to be put back up for sale

 The Benjamin Kenworthy House at 365 Green Lane in Roxborough. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

The Benjamin Kenworthy House at 365 Green Lane in Roxborough. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

After neighbors and the Zoning Board of Adjustment squashed developer Todd Joseph’s original plan to demolish the historic Benjamin Kenworthy home in Roxborough and build several units on the land, Joseph put the home up for sale. 

Then he took if off the market

And on Thursday, he put it back up for sale to the tune of $359,000.

Joseph bought the house for $200,100 in Dec. 2013 with the intention of redeveloping it. Since then, it has continued to fall into disrepair.

Last week, it was put on the market for $379,000. 

Attorney Hal Schirmer, who has been representing community members against the redevelopment of the property, said Joseph’s best bet at this point would be to sell the home and allow neighbors interested in the preservation of the property to find a buyer. 

The house falls under a recent remapping that prohibits multiple dwellings from being built on the property. 

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