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Victorian Square building collapse, 1984

Posted on July 30, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
On the morning of June 18, 1984 construction workers noticed cracks appearing on the exterior of the old H.H. Leet Furniture Store during renovation for Victorian Square. Within minutes loud popping and cracking preceded a collapse of two-thirds of building at West Main St. and North Broadway.  Donald Webb, a principal in Victorian Square Associates and the Webb Companies was optimistic that the building would be re-built. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

On the morning of June 18, 1984, construction workers noticed cracks appearing on the exterior of the old H.H. Leet furniture store during renovation for Victorian Square. Within minutes, loud popping and cracking preceded a collapse of two-thirds of building at West Main Street and North Broadway. Donald Webb, a principal in Victorian Square Associates and the Webb Companies, was optimistic that the building would be rebuilt. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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