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Group shows interest in restoring historic Kilby Hotel in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A California-based group that has revitalized historic properties on the West Coast has expressed interest in saving the 104-year-old Kilby Hotel in downtown High Point.

Community Builders, an economic development group, made a presentation at Monday night’s city council meeting.

In January, the city council asked the hotel’s owners to come up with a plan to save the historic hotel. The family that currently owns the Kilby Hotel would convey the building to the company.

The group could also work on other historic properties in downtown High Point.

The hotel, first deemed unsafe in 2012, is unstable and in danger of collapsing, according to structural engineers. The roof of the building partially collapsed over a year ago.

The revitalization company estimates it could cost up to $170,000 to fix the building.

If the project is approved, the company would accept bids in July with work set to begin later this year.

The hotel opened for business in 1913.