A dilapidated, 144-year-old house in Naperville’s historic district will be torn down, much to the dismay of several neighbors and city officials who hoped it could be restored.

The two-story residence at 26 N. Sleight St. has been vacant for years and was deemed uninhabitable by the city in 2015, according to city documents. Potential buyers Christopher and Mary Anne Yep submitted a request to demolish the structure, which their contractors say could cost upward of $500,000 to make livable again, so they can construct a new home in its place.

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