(4-12-19) A campaign to save a historic building in Celina is starting to gain a lot of momentum on social media. A recent letter on February 26th from the City of Celina notifying the building owners of the old Lininger Building, located on the corner of (207) South Main and Fayette Streets, that it is now considered an ‘unsafe building’ and had 60 days to make the needed repairs, have it razed or the city would make the needed changes or raze it and charge the building owners.
The building is registered on the Natural Register of Historic Places, as part of the Celina, Ohio Main Street Commercial District (# 82001474). The building has been home to numerous businesses over many, many years.
The campaign ‘Save Old Millie‘ was named after long-time tenant, Mildred Lininger, the longest owner and tenant of the building.
With the days dwindling down before the city acts on the violations. A gofundme page has been set up, a twitter and Facebook account and a web page have been placed on social media. The plan is to save the building due to its historical value to the community.
This is at least the second time in a year that the the City of Celina has filed papers to raze a building on Main Street, the other was the Celina Motel (225 South Main Street) in January.