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Demolition of Lansford Fire Company is delayed

Published May 09. 2013 05:09PM

The scheduled demolition of the American Fire Co. No. 1 building on Bertsch Street in Lansford will be delayed until the State Office of Historic Preservation has a chance to review the plans, according to Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Greco.

Council on April 10 awarded the job to Shea Industries Inc., of Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County. the company had bid $23,723, the lowest of six bids for the job.

The fire company plans to demolish the building, at 26 E. Patterson St., which also houses the former borough hall, was built in 1906, and build a pole building. The borough earlier this year moved its business offices to the former community center, at 1 E. Ridge St.

The demolition was expected to be completed by July 1, at which point the new pole building will be started.

Howard Pollman, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, did not immediately return a telephone call early Thursday.

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