Photos and captions By Bill Bates
The concrete floor of the former steel building that sat in the back of the Haddonfield Lumber Yard property near 8th and Pennsylvania Avenues is all that remains as crews work on the middle buildings that are being demolished quickly.
The former Haddonfield Lumber Site that sits on Kings Highway and Centre Avenue in Mount Ephraim had a new occupant starting last week, the wrecking ball. Crews from a demolition company have started tearing down the buildings that have been vacant for almost 4 to 5 years.
One construction official said the entire process to have the buildings razed should take two to three more weeks to complete.
One neighbor who stopped to talk with me as I was taking a few pictures said he opposes the 42 new homes that will be built at the site, but said it is better then looking at vacant old buildings. A builder for the 42 new homes had not been signed as of the last Board of Commissioners meeting held in March.
A construction worker separates material into a dumpster as he demolishes the former buildings that will make way for a proposed 42 new homes to be built at the former Haddonfield Lumber Yard site.