Monday morning the demolition crew set to work on the recently vacated city office building, another "gap" in the architectural landscape in the making.
This building during the years I have lived here has served as a bank, or technically a building-and-loan facility, the police department, and most recently as the city offices and the offices of the utility department.
This move leaves the entire east side of Court Street void of buildings. The courthouse now has the street to itself.
I snapped this picture on the right about 10:20 in the morning. I sent it to the local newspaper, which published it on the front page Monday evening. They published the full shot, three columns wide, front page, directly under the banner. This example is cropped for effect.