Down It Comes.

Down It Comes. Demolition started on Monday of the Crossman Building located at 233 S. Vine Street in downtown Arthur. Owners Bob and Trudi Crossman stated the building needed too much work due to a fire back on March 1 of this year along with the building being modified so much over the years that it had lost it’s historical significance. The building was originally the T.G. Wells Veterinary Hospital (pictured below) and according to records was built in 1905. Dr. Wells residence was next door at 235 S. Vine Street which is now owned by Noel and Iris Dicks. This is the house where Noel grew up after his father purchased it. Over the years the building housed many different businesses including an auto parts store in the 1970’s Crossman recalled. They purchased the building in 2010 from Tony and Becky Bernardi since it was next door to their law office. Yoder Farm Drainage is the demolition contractor and they planned to have the building down by Wednesday. For now, the Crossman’s have no plans for the lot at this time.

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