XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Monday was the last chance to claim a piece of Xenia history before it comes tumbling down.
People stopped by and took pictures of the former Hooven and Allison chimney stack.
Visitors also took bricks as a souvenir.
Hooven and Allison was a rope factory that dates back to the late 1800s.
“I think anything that’s old and has been around for such a long time is sad, but again, that’s progress,” said Kay Magnusom, Xenia resident.
“Once it’s completely cleared, we’ll have a 21 acre site owned industrial that’s ready to be built upon. The city anticipates issuing a request for a proposal trying to get some people interested in building a business here,” said Steve Brodsky, Xenia Development Director.
The demolition has been delayed several times due to weather.
Right now, the chimney stack is set to be demolished later this week.