Steel beams in place to move the building
Demolition of the factory begins
Basement doors removed, and preparing to place the steel beams under the building for the move
New foundation poured and building ready to be moved in about two weeks
In a half-hour this is all that was left of the once prosperous factory where many worked for years
Removal of brush from the area to begin the process of moving the building onto a "new" foundation
The factory is gone, cleared away, as if it never existed only the memories of those who once
worked at the Columbian remain
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Our building now rests on it's new foundation; in the spring the contractor will return to install our walkway, stairs, complete our parking area, seed, and a few more items. The building will also be repainted this summer! We are excited with all the changes that have been accomplished. To the left of the building is where our new room will be added. Hope you will stop in and see all that has been accomplished.
Columbian Factory before demolition
The town's Brownfield Grant is almost complete; the old factory behind our building is now demolished and cleared away. When spring returns, in a few weeks, the construction crew will return to finish the project - there is about 3 weeks worth of work remaining. The transformation to the area has been amazing and community members have shared how wonderful it looks. Below are some pictures of the process that started last October 2016.