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July 8, 2012

Doc’s demolition draws spectators

DANVILLE — Groups of people have gathered along Mill Street since demolition of a condemned building started Monday.

The numbers have grown as the size of equipment has increased at the Doc’s Sales and Shoe Repair building at 249-251 Mill St. The historic building dates to 1865,

Some of those congregating on the street, mostly in the shade on these hot days, watch for some time.

Clarence Geiswite, who is retired and lives in Washingtonville, has been riding his scooter to town to watch. He usually stays for a couple of hours until “it’s too hot and then I go home and sit in the air conditioning.”

Art Lysiak watches the progress of the project when he’s in town doing errands. The Danville area resident teaches at Bloomsburg University.

Harold Ammerman, who was sitting on a bench next to the Danville Family Moose Center, has come downtown every day to watch. “I eat at the sub shop and then come over,” he said.

Ammerman was waiting to see what would happen to the large red brick chimney he expected to come down soon Friday.

Leola Fay Kessler, of outside Danville, was also observing because she came to Danville to visit a friend and found her not home. This was the first time she watched the demolition.

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