Wilmington Street Demolition

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A facade is all that remains of the building at 301 S. Wilmington St. in downtown Raleigh. Owner Greg Sandreuter decided to demolish it after the building was found to be structurally unsafe.

The entire block, bordered by Wilmington, Martin, Davie and Blount streets, is part of Sandreuter’s future developments. Skyhouse apartments, a 264-foot tower to be constructed at the southwest corner of Blount and Martin Streets. Edison Apartments will be constructed on the southern side of the block, at the corner of Davie and Wilmington streets.

This store front along Wilmington Street, near the corner of Martin Street, has now become merely a facade as workers continue to take down two buildings. The block os part of a future development, but this building had to be taken down early because of structural problems.

This store front along Wilmington Street, near the corner of Martin Street, has now become merely a facade as workers continue to take down two buildings. The block os part of a future development, but this building had to be taken down early because of structural problems.

 

 

Someone with a sense of humor wrote a message on the back of this building facade on Wilmington Street.

Karen Tam

Someone with a sense of humor wrote a message on the back of this building facade on Wilmington Street.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Wilmington Street Demolition

  1. The facade you are showing has been just a facade for 10 years or more. The building just torn down was completely torn down…in fact the facade came down first…before the remainder did a few days later. This is noteworthy because it was one the oldest buildings left in downtown, dating to the 1870’s..same vintage as Briggs Hardware’s old location.