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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 19, 2019
Efforts to preserve the birthplace of soul legend Aretha Franklin got another court extension today, with Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Patrick Dandridge giving parties until April 23 to finalize plans, The Daily Memphian reports. Representatives for court-appointed receiver Jeffrey Higgs and current property owner Vera House told Dandridge they're working together on plans to stabilize the house and return it to a "safe, habitable" condition. The house, located at 406 Lucy Avenue, fell into disrepair and came close to being demolished by former Environmental Judge Larry Potter. The house was eventually put into receivership, but efforts to restore it only gained momentum after Franklin's death last year.