Whoever took the plaque returned and took the whole building?
The work will be done under a $36,000 service agreement with Henningsen Construction Co. Inc. that includes removal of asbestos from Brokaw Hall, salvage of its exterior fireplace and other materials.
Don’t expect a bulldozer, Zimmer said. The contractor will pick the building apart by hand.
“They’ll salvage windows and doors, and parts of the fireplaces, package them up, preserve and store them.”
Preserve and store them next to the fetus?
Restore Broken Brokaw Hall
Or make the sidewalks safe for skateboards?
What Serves The People Better?
Cost to repair, half a million. Cost to demolish, $35,000
“It’s a historic structure,” said Esther Trosow, with the Conservancy. “It’s on the list of historic structures and they let it fall into a state of decay. If any private citizen did that, according to the historic preservation rules, they would have to be in injunctive relief, which means they would have to fix it. And the city has just decided that they don’t need to do that. They’re thumbing their nose at their own laws.”
Cedar Street Times is reporting that the building’s historical plaque has been removed and presumed stolen.
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.
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
Not enough room on the lot for a P.G. Remodel?
A historic building that was once part of a military school in Pacific Grove has been tagged for demolition.
Brokaw Hall is “in a dilapidated condition and is now considered unsafe and a danger to the public,” said city building official John Kuehl. The building is at 363 Grove Acre Ave.
After a March 21 inspection, Kuehl issued an order requiring that the property be fenced off immediately and demolished by April 29.
It looks a lot like the average motel in P.G. If it gets saved, you think they can get a alcohol permit and use it for receptions? How about a pub? The Orange & Black Pub. They can have butterfly tables.
Brokaw Hall was designated historic in 1996 after homeowners passed a bond measure to buy it and the property it sits on. Taxpayers are still paying for the purchase. Since then, however, the duplex, which lies within the Monarch Grove Sanctuary, has seen little or no maintenance and is crumbling.
City budget director Jim Becklenberg said the city would take action if it finds the building poses a hazard to the public. “We are trying to evaluate what the best use is for the building and how it can enhance the visitors’ experience there,” said Becklenberg, adding that there are no current plans to tear it down.