Two adjacent properties on Cranberry Highway -- including a former adult use book and video store --  will be demolished as MassHighway moves forward with its planned renovation of the busy Rt. 28 roadway.

But according to Wicked Local Wareham, there was one potential glitch - the decrepit properties are near sites that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, including the historic Mich Gibbs House.

However, the properties themselves are apparently off the hook when it comes to historic designation.

The Wareham Historical Commission recently approved the tear downs. They cited a 2016 letter from Massachusetts Historic Preservation Officer Brona Simon. The letter confirmed that the proposed highway project "will have no adverse effect on any historic properties that may be present within the project area.”

The two properties are being taken over by eminent domain so a turnaround can be built, Wicked Local reports.

The Historical Commission did vote to approve a separate demolition at 50 Winship Rd. in Onset. The 1863 house has been unoccupied for 16 years and has fallen into severe disrepair.

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