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Renovations To Historical Neil House Unveiled

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

A historical home in Casey Jones Village, formerly known as the Neil House, has gotten a makeover and a new name.

Thousands of man hours were spent renovating the house, now called Providence House, which was reopened to the public for the first time, Sunday.

The Providence House was moved from Trenton to Jackson about two years ago, and has been around since before the Civil War. It was in the Battle of Trenton.

Organizers said renovating the home is a way to preserve a piece of history.

"How can we appreciate our future? How can we know where we are going if we don't know where we have been?" said Clark Shaw, Casey Jones Village. "Preserving this historical home from Trenton that we now call Providence House is one way for preserving the past for the future."

The home was built in 1837.