Former Lincoln Hall building scheduled for demolition

The long-time blighted build had been damaged in the June 2011 tornado

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)– Nearly four years after a devastating tornado ripped through Springfield and several other western Massachusetts communities, the cleanup is still ongoing.

Now, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says that the former Lincoln Hall building will be torn down Thursday, as the next step in the city’s recovery following the June 2011 tornado.

The building sits on the corner of Rifle and Allen Streets in the city’s Six Corners neighborhood.

Mayor Sarno says the demolition of this building is a priority of area residents, and part of an effort to eliminate blight in the city’s neighborhoods.

Just a few weeks ago, two homes, also in the Six Corners neighborhood were demolished. Like the Lincoln Hall building, those homes were long-time blighted properties, and had been severely damaged in the tornado four years ago.

The Lincoln Hall demolition will cost the city $73,900.

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