Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Another Historical House Is Gone

On Tuesday the house on the corner of 2nd Street and Jewell Street was torn down.  As you may recall it caught on fire back a few months ago.  Built in the 1890's it took about 3 hours to demolish it.  You may say that a shame it wasn't saved and restored but no one was willing to put their money where their mouth was.  Frankly even if I am with the Delmar Historical and Arts Society it is better to remove these building than to have another abandon building that isn't kept up in Delmar.

Bennett Construction started about 10 AM on the building

and by 2 PM this was it.

I think the backhoe was doing a little victory dance on top of the house

I was surprised no one tried to get any of the architectural features from the building so they ended up in the big trailer.

And today it is just another empty lot next to another empty lot in which the house that was that lot beside it was also pulled down and hauled off.

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