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Firm hired to raze historic structure

This aerial image shows the area of the old opera house. The areas in white indicate streets that will be closed during the demolition of the building.

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The fate of the beleaguered historic old opera house building in downtown Great Bend was sealed Wednesday night as the Great Bend City Council accepted the bid for its razing.
Hired for the task was Nelson Stone of Great Bend who will do the work for $90,500. The demolition will begin Sept. 29 at the earliest and should be done by the end of November.
Also know as the Pitcock Building because it is owned by David and Barbara Pitcock of Hays, it sits at the intersection of Williams and Forest. The council also approved the closure of portions ...

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