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Andy Griffith’s Widow to Raze His Home
Posted By Steve Mencher On March 21, 2013 @ 10:08 am In Legacy | Comments Disabled
The widow of actor Andy Griffith  has demolished the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, ensuring that the site will never be used for an Andy Griffith museum, as the actor may have envisaged.
Cindi Griffith obtained a demolition permit for the Dare County home in March; the house was torn down in late May, according to county planning director Donna Creef. The house was on Roanoke Island, near Manteo, N.C. It’s one of two homes Griffith  owned in the area. The second, larger home still stands.
Griffith died in July, 2012. He was best known for playing the folksy Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show  and “bright, cheap, vain” lawyer Ben Matlock on Matlock.
A new generation was introduced to his charms in the 2007 movie “Waitress,” starring Keri Russell.
Griffith told his friend, costume designer William Ivey Long, that he wanted a museum in the now-razed Outer Banks home — which he bought in the 1950s — to include memorabilia from his TV shows and his music career. There’s already an Andy Griffith Museum  in Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy , N.C.
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