Thursday, September 15, 2016

Historic Building In Normal To Be Demolished?

The fate of a century old historic building is now in the hands of Normal's town council.

The crumbling brick building was once the heart of a campus that cared for thousands of orphans over a span of more than 100 years. But now after decades of neglect and a lack of interested buyers the owner is looking to demolish it.

However, Normal's Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to oppose the demolition. Now it goes to the town council which has 30 days to approve or deny the recommendation.

Members of the commission say they hope the council will take their advice and make it a priority to preserve the deep history of their small town.

The Normal Small Council will meet September 19th to discuss the fate of the building.

Information provided by Central Illinois News Now

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