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Seneca Co. Courthouse Demolition: 01-09

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Demolition of the Seneca County Courthouse begins on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

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Spectators on a balcony overlooking South Washington Street in Tiffin, Ohio, watch the demolition of the Seneca County Courthouse.

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A statue of General William Harvey Gibson stands in the foreground as the courthouse begins to be demolished.

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General William Harvey Gibson stands in the foreground of demolition.

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A wrecking ball crashes through the top corner of the Seneca Co. courthouse.

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Debris falls from the courthouse as demolition begins.

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Brenda Stultz, center, is consoled by Lin Talbot-Koehl, left, and Marietta Estep, after she became distraught during the demolition.

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A worker from B&B Wrecking gives a brick from the steps of the Seneca County Courthouse to Lin-Talbot-Koehl, right.

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A worker from B&B Wrecking gives a brick from the steps of the courthouse to Brenda Stultz, left.

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David Kreais, owner of Antiques Warehouse in Tiffin, removes items he salvaged from the courthouse.

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David Kreais packs up items he salvaged from the courthouse before demolition.

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Some of the woodwork from the courthouse that David Kreais was able to salvage sits in his trailer.

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Kreais, left, and his brother Ken Kreais, load the mechanism courthouse clock onto a trailer.

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The courthouse is shown after taking a hit from a wrecking ball.

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Damage can be seen on the courthouse as demolition begins.

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The Seneca County Courthouse.

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Marietta Estep, left, and Brenda Stultz, right react as the demolition of the courthouse gets under way.

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A wrecking ball swings toward the courthouse.

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A wrecking ball swings toward the courthouse.

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Dust and debris erupt from the courthouse after being struck by a wrecking ball.

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The courthouse is hosed down after being struck by a wrecking ball.

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Suzanne Smith, left, and Loretta Miller, right, react as the demolition of the Seneca County Courthouse gets under way.

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A wrecking ball makes contact with the courthouse.

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Ruth Brown of Tiffin, cries as she watches the demolition of the Seneca County Courthouse.

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