MELBOURNE, Fla. — A historic Melbourne home is in danger of a wrecking ball if backers don't raise thousands in the next couple of weeks.

  • Green Gables could be demolished if backers don't raise $50K
  • Historic home built in 1886, sit on the Indian River
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Green Gables was built in 1886 on property that sits on the Indian River.

The more-than-century-old home was set for demolition back in 2015 until historians and community members partnered with the family to save it.

The Green Gables Foundation has raised $450,000 to restore it, but now needs $50,000 more by May 15 to qualify for additional grant money.​

“I think it would be a sin to lose this, to replace it with a gas station or a high-rise, when the opportunity is here for the community to enjoy and children to come and experience history instead of reading it in a book,” said Marion Ambrose with the Green Gables Foundation.

On Tuesday, the Brevard Heritage Council presented Green Gables a check for $1,000.

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