Broken Brokaw Hall Gets Temporary Stay Of Demolition

The one-story wood-frame building, bracketed by two stone chimneys at 263 Grove Acre Ave., is in an advanced state of dilapidation and unsafe, said John Kuehl, city building official.

Kuehl ordered it fenced off immediately and taken down by Friday.

After his emergency order was reviewed April 13 by the city’s Historic Resources Committee, Kuehl said he was willing to delay the order past May 4 until measures could be taken to salvage parts of the building and draw plans for future reconstruction should money become available.

Broken Brokaw Hall Gets Temporary Stay Of Demolition