The home, fondly called Bon Haven by the locals, has been a landmark in Spartanburg since its construction in 1884.
No one has lived here since 1995, when the last family member to occupy the home passed away.
A peek through extensive landscaping reveals the abandoned mansion, partially taken over by nature.
The mansion was overseen by John B. Cleveland, who played a significant role in the early development of the city and is often referred to as its “first citizen.”
Cleveland also served as the president of the Spartanburg Historical Society – an irony since his majestic home, one of the most historically significant buildings in the area, is about to become a mere memory.
In February, the city officially granted the owner permission to demolish the building.
The high cost of restoration and the structural damage that 20 years of abandonment had left on the building were the main reasons why the demolition is pushing through. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but sadly that does not protect it from getting demolished.
via Country Living