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Demolition Underway for Historic Bethlehem Building

The final demolition is underway for a 133-year-old building in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, that collapsed after heavy rain last fall.

The Main Street building, which has been called the Summit Building or the Cruft Block, housed a post office, jail, library, ballroom, general store, pizza parlor, and newspaper offices, among other businesses, throughout the years. The five-story building has been vacant in recent years.

The Caledonian Record reports the town hopes to sell the property. In January, the town took title to through a tax lien, around the same time selectmen declared the structure "hazardous and dilapidated."

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