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A historic house that Afton City Council was working to preserve was revealed not to have the unique history the city originally thought it did.

Afton set to demolish house from 1850s

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Back in December, Afton City Council learned that a house iit had planned to demolish as part of its Flood Hazard Mitigation project had some unique and rare history.

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At that time, the Afton Historical Society informed City Council that the living room of the house, located on St. Croix Trail S, is rumored to have been built by a free black man, London Peters, in the 1850s.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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