Thursday, March 28, 2013

Remembering the Elks Collapse

On March 6, 1987, after a hole was discovered in the roof of the Elks building, the Elks Board of Trustees decided to evacuate and close the building. Just moments after the decision was made, the roof collapsed. Gina Ann Herbert, 30, died in the accident. 

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1 comment:

  1. I lived down several blocks on the same street, E. Washington. My husband and I were in our front yard talking to friends when we saw what at first we thought was smoke. We walked uptown and realized that it was not smoke, but dust. We, with many others stood in the courthouse yard and watched the rescue efforts.


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