Historic Cape Girardeau Building Free if Someone Moves It

NOVEMBER 10, 2006 - Posted at 11:39 a.m. CST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Owners of a 1930s-era building in downtown Cape Girardeau say they are giving it away for free.

But there's a catch...the new owners will have to move the entire building.

Development company Prost Builders bought the historic building with plans to tear it down and build a parking structure.

Historic preservationists heard about the plans and hatched an idea of their own.  They want someone to move the building to a new location and renovate it.

Experts say moving the Spanish Colonial-style building could cost between $30,000 and $50,000.

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