Demolition, Murphy Building, Downtown East St. Louis

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The long suffering Murphy Building, infamous for its severe deterioration on its backside, seems to be experiencing at least some demolition.  Its infamous draping floors, seen here in this picture, are now gone.

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Is this rest of the building doomed?  I do not know.

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Update: The Murphy Building was torn down in May of 2015; almost none of the ornamental terracotta, including the two caryatids, was saved from the landfill.

 

2 Responses

  1. Terry Barbour

    04/24/2015, 08:55 am

    Is there a way to purchase some type of moment of the actual theater. .618_830_3818

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