An historic three-story whisky warehouse dating to the 1860s has been reduced to just one story. We knew in May that the building’s future prospects didn’t look good as an emergency demolition order was posted on the front door, but building owner Dan Borsch didn’t want to let the building go so easily.
As issue was a shifting brick party wall that could have potentially caused a collapse. With one story left, the southern wall still leans slightly, but won’t cause the damage of a total collapse. The limestone facade is still intact, and could be salvaged.
Broken Sidewalk toured the building last fall. The structure was in better shape back then and filled with sturdy wooden beams and columns that 150 years ago help up barrels of whisky. We’re not sure what the future holds for the remaining one-story building, but demolition work was no longer apparent today, so it could be there a little while longer.
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