Downtown demolition!

The building at 204 E. Pine Street was razed Wednesday, April 18. Four different pieces of machinery were used to first take out the light carport behind the former apartment, then the wood and block storage shed in the far back, and finally the block and brick front building. Throughout the day-long procedure, neighboring business owners and employees, and passersby watched from a distance. As shown left, care was taken to not damage the greenhouse immediately east of the main building. Shown above, the remaining front section of the east wall and the front wall came down at approximately 3:00 p.m. Clean-up and loading of dump trucks had been done all day so the site could be cleared progressively and so the debris would not hinder the work. It took 41 dump truck loads to haul out the debris. The basement area of the main building was back filled and the lot leveled.