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Former railroad station, general store torn down on Trego Road

August 04, 2010|By HEATHER KEELS

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Crews from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Washington County Highway Department on Wednesday demolished an unsafe structure on Trego Road in southern Washington County.

The structure, a former railroad station and general store, has been the topic of much discussion since late last winter, when neighbors said it looked to be in danger of collapsing into the street and Washington County officials deemed the building unsafe.

Wednesday morning's demolition, which involved pushing the building over into a pile, was the first step in addressing the site, Washington County Director of Public Works Joseph Kroboth III said.

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In September, crews will return with additional equipment to pick up the debris, truck it to a landfill, remove underground fuel storage tanks, remove any contaminated soils, backfill the site and restore the ground, Kroboth said.

"The residents in that area are going to see a pile of debris for a month or so," he said. "We're not going to leave it that way. We're going to go back and completely restore that area to a very nice appearance."

Under an agreement with the DNR, which owns part of the land on which the building sits, the DNR was to demolish the structure and return the land to grade, while the county was to provide permits, refuse disposal and fill dirt at an approximate cost to the county of $5,000, Kroboth said previously.

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