Tollison building in Wadesboro to be demolished Saturday

By: By Imari Scarbrough - iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com
Imari Scarbrough | Anson Record The Tollison building in uptown Wadesboro is scheduled to be demolished on Saturday.

The Tollison building by the Wadesboro Fire Department will be demolished on Saturday, according to the town.

Town manager Alex Sewell said Thursday the contractor will put a fence up on Friday, and that the demolition is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday.

The building housed Cook Chevrolet Dealership in the 1930s and has fallen into disrepair.

“There is some fire damage on part of the building but I apologize as it was before my time so I don’t know the specifics,” Sewell said via email.

The building is located diagonally across from town hall and immediately to the right of the Wadesboro Fire Department, which also housed the Wadesboro Police Department before its recent move to Rutherford Street.

In November, Sewell said that detours during the demolition process are possible. The Tollison building is located very near streets at the corner of Morgan and Washington Streets.

“The contractor will be in charge of traffic control but I anticipate the sections of the streets immediately adjacent to the property would be closed for a probable range of 3-5 days,” Sewell had said. “However, this could change based on the contractor’s approach.”

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Imari Scarbrough | Anson Record The Tollison building in uptown Wadesboro is scheduled to be demolished on Saturday.
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Streets near building could be blocked for 3-5 days

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