Lightning destroys historic Georgia home

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LOUISVILLE — Georgia lost a piece of its history Monday after lightning struck a historic home in Louisville and burned it to the ground.

The home known as “Louise” or “The Little House” was in the process of being restored. According to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the house was built in 1876.

Prior to the fire, The Little House had extensive water damage, needed a new roof and had extensive damage to the exterior. The Louisville Downtown Development Authority was working to save and restore the home.

“Last night our town lost a piece of history when “Louise” burned. While we are sad to see her go we want to take a moment to thank everyone who supported us in our efforts last night,” The Louisville Fire Department said in a Facebook post.