Va. Supreme Court issues injunction over historic Norfolk home slated to be torn down

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — It’s another step in the battle of a historic Norfolk home left empty after a fire. 

The Virginia State Supreme Court has issued an injunction against tearing down the historic Grandy house at 355 West Freemason Street. 

After the fire in 2016, the homeowner wanted to tear the 116-year-old house down. 

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However, the Freemason Civic League wants to keep it up.

“All we ask is that the Supreme Court prevent demolition until it can hear our appeal, said Joseph V. Sherman, attorney for the Freemason Street Area Association, Inc.

The court will now decide on Thursday whether it’s a safety hazard and must come down. 

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