Edina, Missouri - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - A portion of South Main Street in Edina was closed by the Edina Police Department because of deteriorating building on the south side of the Edina Town Square.
The sidewalk and parking area around the building were closed to the public on Wednesday afternoon after a significant shift on the south side of 302 East Lafayette Street was observed. After determining the building is becoming more unstable, Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop expanded the closure to include the entire street. South Main Street is closed from the south side of Highway 6/East Lafayette Street south to the alley in the center of the block.
One business is affected by the street closure, which is Bobbi Clark's accounting office located west of the building. The parking area in front of Clark's business is in the area that has has been closed. Citizens Bank of Edina and the Knox County Library are located near the building, however, access to those businesses is open.
Chief Bishop met with the building owner this morning and reported the owner is trying to make arrangements to have the building demolished.
The building was built at the turn of the century in 1907 and it is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Originally it housed the Edina Savings Bank and was later remodeled into an apartment building before becoming vacant, according to information from the City of Edina.
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