Ever get so frustrated you want to break something? Kim Maggard has an answer: Demolish a building.
Maggard, Whitehall’s mayor, got first crack at an eyesore on Tuesday when she knocked down a wall of an abandoned three-story apartment building on Shumaker Lane near S. Hamilton Road.
“Actually, it felt very good,” Maggard said about taking an excavator with a grapple claw to the brick wall. “I wish I could do it more often.”
The 36-unit building has been vacant for six years, except for squatters who have called it home, Maggard said. Because it is so close to S. Hamilton, its decline has been noticeable to drivers entering the city from the north.