Lawsuit filed Alexandria Capt. Scott House deemed uninhabitable

The Captain Scott House is moved to its final resting spot just north of Alexandria in 2007.

A civil lawsuit has been filed against Alexandria’s community and business councils after a company claimed they breached a contract requiring them to keep the Captain Scott House inhabitable.

A Nov. 17 civil lawsuit filed by Columbus-based Harmony Realty II, Ltd. was filed against Alexandria Community Council, Alexandria Business Council, Alexandria Community Association and Roy Van Atta, Licking County treasurer in Licking County Common Pleas Court.

In 2009, The Columbus Dispatch reported The Captain Scott House had an open house after the historic structure was moved in 2007. This Week News in 2007 reported about a dozen volunteers had committed to restoring the home.

This Week News said the Captain Scott House was built around 1870 for Joseph M. Scott, an outspoken abolitionist and Civil War Captain. Scott was a prominent and successful farmer, and early local historian.

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