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Shelbyville Chautauqua Could Face Wrecking Ball
Posted: Mar 07, 2013 10:22 PM CST
Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:22 PM
SHELBYVILLE-A one of a kind building in Central Illinois is being threatened
by the wrecking ball.
On Monday night, the city council voted to demolish the one hundred ten year
old meeting hall known as the Shelbyville Chautauqua, but one group is still
holding out hope that a part of their community's history can be saved with your
The Shelbyville Chautauqua was built in 1903 in Forest Park as a meeting
place for folks to be educated.
But it's seen better days. It hasn't been painted for years, needs a new roof
and the windows are rotted out. The city is looking for demolition bids.
Wayne Gray has been leading the charge to save it.
"We've raised a hundred thousand dollars plus," Gray says.
But to fully restore the structure, it will cost roughly one point seven
million. They hope someone will save their icon, Before the sun sets over the
Chautauqua one last time.
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