We promised to provide photos of the demolition progress at the former Sixth Street School building in Geneva, but we thought we’d have more time to saunter by and snap a few pictures.
Turns out, work is progressing so well that much of the superstructure already is taken down. A northwest quadrant of the building remains standing, and there is much work left to do in the site restoration, but the above-ground part of the building is getting closer to going, going, gone.
The part of the building that’s still up includes the cornerstone, and we’ll let you know what happens with that as well as the time capsule that’s buried nearby according to local legend and personal testimony.
The photos from “last week” were provided by Don Biggs, Kane County executive director of building management. The photos from today (Sept. 22, 2015) were taken by me, Kane County Connects Editor Rick Nagel. Just click on each photo individually to see it in full.
For background on the building and the process to this point in time, see the “read more” article and links below.
- Photo Gallery: Sixth Street Demolition Begins
- Photo Slide Show: A Fond Last Look at Sixth Street School in Geneva
- Sixth Street Building Demolition Costs Higher Than Expected
- Former Sixth Street School Demolition Set to Begin Sept. 16
- Sixth Street Demolition Gets City OK; Next Hurdle Is State Historic Agency
- Geneva Library Will Pay $1.5 Million for Former Sixth Street School Site