Downtown Bellevue getting facelift

Three buildings at the southeast corner of Sandusky and Main streets, adjacent to the Bellevue Public Library, are being demolished this month.
Anonymous
Mar 3, 2013

By Hannah Mingus
Freelance writer with the Sandusky Register

Three buildings at the southeast corner of Sandusky and Main streets, adjacent to the Bellevue Public Library, are being demolished this month.

“The buildings have been vacant for several years,” library director Molly Carver said.

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Some of the buildings were apartments at one time, but they’ve mainly been commercial properties. The library purchased the three buildings in 2008 for future expansion, but with cuts made to the library and a poor economy, the plans were placed on hold. 

“Funding was cut shortly after we purchased them, so we let them sit,” Carver said.

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Can anyone say KELLER BUILDING!!!

Truth or Dare

That block must not be on the Historical Society/Bldng. list? Molly, we need your common sense here in Sandusky! Keep up the great work!

grandmasgirl

I hate to see any old buildings demolished, but in these tough economic times, it makes sense. I do wonder though if the buildings couldn't have been used as part of the library. Could the big building shown be incorporated as a part of the library? It looks like it could be rehabbed into a wonderful extension of the library.

starryeyes83

I think they weree gonna try to rehab it,,, but just too costly... I agree it is a beautiful old design and had it been maintained and kept up, they wouldn't have to demolish it

On a lighter note, I don't think it ever shed any bricks or stones , either.

Ahem.

Licorice Schtick

Fixing the buildings would be a facelift. Demolition is a facectomy.