There Goes The Budget Surplus – Rebuild Broken Brokaw Hall?

Tear it down – not worth the money to preserve, especially if the habitat is meant to be a home for butterfies.

In an attempt to atone for the sins of the past, the Pacific Grove City Council signaled Wednesday that historic Brokaw Hall might escape demolition.

The dilapidated city-owned building at 263 Grove Acre Ave. was scheduled to be torn down by June 6 after the city’s chief building official, John Kuehl, declared it a health and safety hazard.

The council Wednesday was expected to authorize paying $36,000 for its destruction and to debate about what elements of the one-story wooden building, which was built in 1914 and is former home of the Del Monte Military Academy, would be worth salvaging.

There Goes The Budget Surplus – Rebuild Broken Brokaw Hall?