The mansion, formerly the property of Albert B. Fall, is located at 1725 Arizona in Central El Paso.
Fall's granddaughter, Marthana Bethune, tells ABC-7 the city has set aside $633,000 to buy the mansion pending a decision. Bethune believes the mansion should become a museum.
A series of complaints and failed inspections during the past ten years has made city officials debate taking control of the mansion.
Three commissioners appointed by a judge have determined the value the city will pay for the historic building if the eminent domain proceedings go through.
A hearing is scheduled for July 18th to determine if the city can go through with the purchase.
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