Demolition to Begin on West End Building

Demolition is scheduled to begin on Saturday.

By Ken Kalthoff and Greg Janda
|  Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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The City of <a title=Dallas Landmark Commission decided against saving the 85-year-old 807 Elm Street building in the West End historic district but neighbors hope to save it from the wrecking ball." />

Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com

The City of Dallas Landmark Commission decided against saving the 85-year-old 807 Elm Street building in the West End historic district but neighbors hope to save it from the wrecking ball.

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807 Elm St. in Dallas will soon be a pile of rubble.

A large wrecking crane is setting up at the building pending the start of the building's demolition on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Some downtown Dallas residents are upset about the pending demolition of the building.

"The building itself contributes to the whole of the West End District, and when pieces of the district start disappearing, you're left with not much history in an historic district," downtown resident Noah Jeppson said.

The building was once part of a group used by Awalt Furniture Company but has been vacant for decades.

In December 2010, the Dallas Landmark Commission ruled that the 807 Elm St. building is safety hazard and should come down.

A 30-day period to appeal the ruling expired in January 2011 with no appeals, so the demolition was cleared to go forward.

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