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Had Been Here Quite Awhile By Mike Lakin The demise of ~. pure lt~ ~ml~-.-* the Mayer-Krieg- Huck Buildings and "Red Door"" will leave both a physical and arrhi- tectural - historical hole on the Mt. water Softeners I.ron Filters " I the aw- " -ing depicting the Bottled Water townsquare in the Joel & Deanna Jacobs 1850s-18606 the Eddie Combs twin facades of "the Mayer-Krieg-Huck 318 N. Chicago St. - Lincoln Buildings can be seen ori the South Side of the Sqflare. According to the t~ecoming the county seat, John Krieg and George ness interests that I have been abstract owned by Deron the Mayers bought the 10t for ' Huck, adjoining the Mayers, able to find that would have Powell - his building, origi- $500 ($13,400 in today's money), building - sharin~ a common brought about the construc- nalty constructed by George .When Johr] Mayer died in wall - constructed a'twin" to tion of the "twins". and John Mayer, came into 1866, his estate included the Mayers' building. Whatis The Mayer-Krieg-Huck existdnce in the late 1850s h two story brick building interesting, is that the owners Buildings were a part of the - early 1860s. In 1.847," with on the lot valued at $1,200 ~ of the two buildings did not Courthouse Square for 150- ]Slig~lP Creek Mt. Pulaski on the eve of($19,500 in today's money), have any common-joint busi-yea(.s - give or take.. Discover the reasons our office has become a destination for quality ortho66ntic treatment in Central Illinois. Creating beautiful, healthy smiles for cl ildren and adults. 400 N. CnICA60 LINcoLN 217-732-1073 i Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power, goes out... and it will... You can depend on our Guardiane Standby Generators Two structuralengineers have inspe~eJ ' That work caused a collapse of the west This "Red Door" was an infill structure for automatic back-up power the structural integrity of the buildings. "Matador" building's third floor wall that and it appears- that the building cannot l"Permanent Fully Automatic IThey declared -the buildings beyond fell into the State Farm-Insurance build- remain as a free standing structure once 2417 Protection I repair and in very unstable condition. In ing owned by Deron Powell. The damage the other two buildings come down. I response to the findings of the engineers, to D ron's building Was'so extensive that The city has been moving forward ll~_Lt_[.~e~erwiPEIglan Pc *tables] the city set'up barricades into the middle he removed his office, temporarily, to the with the demolition. Mayor Jim Fuhrer --~ of Cooke Street to protect the public. Cavestani Building on the East Side of wants the three buildings to be taken The damage to the State Farm off~ce the Square. While not damaged by the down immediately; due to public safety came about when the contractor for the collapsing "Matador" building, the build-, concerns ! I iIDave Bassett- J6hn WySSll owner of the "Matador" building was ing known as the "Red Door" will also be TimesPhoto removing the third floor after the collapse demolished. IMt. Pulaski lic.#058-12-1898 [ of the rear of the third floor v/all. Did You Know - Some CEOs" golden para- chutes are now over $100 Million. Did You Know - CIA follows 5 Million tweets on Did You Know - FDA says a company repack- Twitter every day looking for suspicious ~. aged moldy applesauce to serve at school lunches, 4 Mt. Pulaski Times Nov. 19, 2011