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American Crayon prepped for wrecking ball

Andy Ouriel • Apr 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM

And when the American Crayon building comes down, real estate experts believe the property will present many development options for an ambitious person.

Executives from Texas-based Born Again Salvage own the 112-year-old building and are prepping it for demolition. Their construction workers are removing asbestos and other hazardous materials before demolition begins.

“The actual demolition of the building should take place within the next few weeks,” company representative Terry Hurd said. “Right now, the building is in extremely bad shape. It’s going to fall down if someone doesn’t tear it down.”

Get more on the history of the old factory and plans for the future for the property at the Hayes Avenue subway in today's Register. Click here for the ePaper, for home delivery or buy a Register daily at a newsstand near you.

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