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Matt Harrelson | Richmond County Daily JournalJay Carpenter, left, and Roger Russell of Oakboro-based Carpenter Construction Company look upon what will soon be called the former Steele building location on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. Russell, a demolition contractor, said the inside of the building has been gutted and they expected to bring down the rest of the building Friday afternoon. Demolition began last week, and local officials expect the entirety of that portion of the project to be done at some point this spring.The Steele building will make way for a 4,500-square-foot, single-story brick building that will be one part assembly area for visiting school kids to Discovery Place KIDS and one part restaurant.
Matt Harrelson | Richmond County Daily JournalJay Carpenter, left, and Roger Russell of Oakboro-based Carpenter Construction Company look upon what will soon be called the former Steele building location on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. Russell, a demolition contractor, said the inside of the building has been gutted and they expected to bring down the rest of the building Friday afternoon. Demolition began last week, and local officials expect the entirety of that portion of the project to be done at some point this spring.The Steele building will make way for a 4,500-square-foot, single-story brick building that will be one part assembly area for visiting school kids to Discovery Place KIDS and one part restaurant.
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Matt Harrelson | Richmond County Daily Journal


Jay Carpenter, left, and Roger Russell of Oakboro-based Carpenter Construction Company look upon what will soon be called the former Steele building location on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. Russell, a demolition contractor, said the inside of the building has been gutted and they expected to bring down the rest of the building Friday afternoon. Demolition began last week, and local officials expect the entirety of that portion of the project to be done at some point this spring.


The Steele building will make way for a 4,500-square-foot, single-story brick building that will be one part assembly area for visiting school kids to Discovery Place KIDS and one part restaurant.


Matt Harrelson | Richmond County Daily Journal


Workers with Oakboro-based Carpenter Construction Company observe from the back, the progress that’s been made so far by a 59-foot CAT trackhoe on the inside of the Steele building on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham.

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