City rescinds historic status of home built in 1893
The city council agreed this week to remove a house built in 1893 from the city’s Historic Resources Inventory. The brick and masonry house is located at 1527 Park Street in downtown Paso Robles.
Its removal from the list frees the property owner and a potential buyer to request authorization to demolish the home. The request for removal from the list of historic homes came from owners Walter and Claire Macklin, who are in escrow to sell the home, according to a city staff report.
The Macklins provided the city a report prepared by John Kudla of JK Engineering that evaluates the current condition of the unreinforced masonry building. It concludes that “the 2003 San Simeon catastrophic earthquake and subsequent accelerated material deterioration have irreversibly damaged the supporting red brick structure and rendered the structure a hazard to public safety.”