One of Columbia’s most historic houses is going to be sold at auction Oct. 18 and historical preservationists worry somebody will buy it, level it, and turn the property into another subdivision.

The House is the Guitar Mansion, built in 1859 by David Guitar, who went on to become a Confederate Captain during the Civil War. His brother was a Union general.

A spokesman for the city preservation commission has told the Columbia Daily Tribune he has a bad feeling about what’s going to happen when new owners take over the house.