St. Boniface School Demolition Begins

stbon_4271The first bricks came tumbling down this morning as Rutjens Construction of Tilden began demolition on the old St. Boniface Elementary School building. Members of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department will be on site until Rutjens remove the flat portions of the building’s roof. Following the arrival of an asbestos inspector, the roof removal began as the EVFD watered down the dust debris. Strong winds combined with colder temperatures are providing the most idea conditions for the workers but it could be worse — and might be as snow is in the immediate forecast. Rutjens said that, once the roof is removed, they will carefully continue to raze the building one story at a time.  E-R photo