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Jonesboro building on historic register set for demolition

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT/AP) - A 110-year-old Jonesboro building listed on the National Register of Historic Places is set for demolition after a judge dismissed an appeal of a condemnation order.
    
The city of Jonesboro plans to demolish the Rosse's Home Ice Co. building because the structure has fallen into disrepair. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the city notified the building's owner in February 2015 that the building was dangerous and should be torn down.
    
Craighead County Circuit Judge Pamela Honeycutt dismissed an appeal Monday on the condemnation order.

But before the building is demolished, a contracting crew will take samples from the building for asbestos.

According to the city, that'll determine what the city must remove from the building before demolition.

"This is the next step up from after it's been condemned," Mike Tyner, Code Enforcement Supervisor said. "We are getting into the preliminary phase of demolishing as far as getting our samples and getting some job estimates."

City officials said there's no time on when the demolition is set to begin.

The two-story brick structure was built in 1907 as the site of the Jonesboro Wagon Factory, which made wagon wheels. It later became the Home Ice Co., which produced blocks of ice.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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