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Letter: Give L.M. Callis House to Friends of Library

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I am, among many others, quite concerned over the fate of the L.M. Callis House presently located behind the Bay School Community Arts Center on Main Street in Mathews. It is looking forlorn and abandoned.

The Callis House is one of the few survivors of the older homes in Mathews Court House and it should be saved. It is my understanding that the house will have to be moved to a new location, preferably close by to save costs as moving any house can be quite expensive, especially if electric and telephone wires and cables are involved. It has also come to my knowledge that the Friends of the Mathews Library Inc. own seven acres of land right by the Callis House. Seven acres! I know there is, from time to time, talk about future expansion of the bookstore. I have an idea: Why not move the Callis House onto the property belonging to the Friends of the Library and use it as the new bookstore, as it is a most attractive house. The house has at least eight rooms, ...

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