The wall came tumbling down

Friday, March 21, 2008
(Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
(Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)

It was a gloomy day Wednesday, March 19, and not just in the sky. The Marshall Lumber Company's front facade ornamentation, familiar to most everyone in Marshall, came crashing down with one pull of the Volvo excavator's bucket.

(Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)

Brown Construction of Gilliam began the demolition of this building in February, starting with the inside and working outward. Wayne Brown said he tried to salvage as much of the building as possible, such as the wooden trusses that held up the back part of the lumber yard and the tin siding.

As the lumber yard portion of the building was being demolished, from back to front, a Takeuchi skid-steer and John Deere excavator were positioned to the west of the front wall to keep it from falling forward into street signs, a utility pole and the street itself.

ConAgra Foods of Marshall cited the main reason for tearing this building down was due to deterioration of the structure that would cause unsafe conditions for anyone in or around the building.

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  • If the building was that dangerous,why wasn't it pulled down before now? How often are buildings inspected in Saline County anyway?

    -- Posted by SpeedwaySue on Mon, Mar 24, 2008, at 8:15 PM
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