ATLANTA NEWS: Building Demolition Underway


ATLANTA, MO -- Today, JT Holman Construction after winning the bid, began to demolish the old Atlanta State Bank building on 301 West Main Street in Atlanta, Missouri. The building/property is owned by local resident, Aaron Baker. After being deemed inhabitable by the Mark Twin Council of Governments and the City of Atlanta being awarded a Community Development Block Grant, the demolition of the building has begun with roughly 20 other abandoned houses in the Atlanta area on the list too. Along with the demolishing of the buildings, the grant also provides funds to level and seed the area. We reached out to Mr. Aaron Baker pertaining to the project.

"301 W Main Street in Atlanta was demolished today through a Community Development Block Grant application the city has been awarded. JT Holman Construction of Macon, MO won the bid to demolish the one commercial structure in the program. Nearly twenty abandoned homes will be demolished later this year as a part of the program. This particular site was the home of Atlanta State Bank, later known as Macon-Atlanta State Bank where the original vault door is housed. It was also a funeral home, furniture store and grocery store over time, with office space on the second floor later turned into apartments. The grant program will also include leveling and seeding the property. The (Mark Twain Council of Governments) inspect the interior to ensure that they’re not habitual. They coordinate asbestos testing, too. The property owners have to pay for a portion of the demolition cost too," stated Baker.

Article Pictures by The City of Atlanta