Beverly Building Built In 1715 To Be Demolished For New Walgreens

BEVERLY (CBS) – An old, historic building in Beverly built almost 300 years ago will soon be torn down.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports.

The first period home in North Beverly was built in 1715. The building now houses a real estate office.

But, in the upcoming year, it will be torn down to make way for a new Walgreens location.

Even though some city officials aren’t happy about, the building’s current owners have every right to replace the building.

Joan Nesbit, who works at the building, is convinced that there’s a ghost in the attic that may not be happy with the plans for demolition.

“When I’m here late at night, I’ll be working in the computer room and I’ll hear a rustling. I’m not the only one who has heard it also. There are a couple of other people who have heard it. We call it ‘The Ghost,'” said Nesbit.

Ghost or no ghost, the building will be torn down in 2012.


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