Historic downtown buildings to be replaced
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 25, 2012 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Pictured above and below is what remains of 44 and 46 Main St., which burned down in early March. The roughly 100-year-old building housed apartments and some businesses, but caught fire after someone left a grill unattended.</i>
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Pictured above and below is what remains of 44 and 46 Main St., which burned down in early March. The roughly 100-year-old building housed apartments and some businesses, but caught fire after someone left a grill unattended.

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David Chestnut of Pennyrile Home Medical, who owns the buildings on Main Street that caught fire in the spring, says he wants to rebuild them.

However, he went on to say that he knows he won’t be able to rebuild them exactly as they were, and he added that the very first step will be to restore the remaining part of the building, the part that used to house Oh My! Antiques.

“We have to take it one step at a time,” said Chestnut.

Engineers at JKS out of Hopkinsville should have their report “any day now” on what can be done with the properties at 44 and 46 Main St. that caught fire in March and had to be torn down, but the wall that separates 46 Main St. from 48 Main St. needs to be reinforced before anything else can be done, Chestnut said.

He also said that he and the insurance company have “come to an agreement.”

John Oliphant of Cadiz-based Oliphant Construction said earlier in the year that Oliphant Construction crews put white house wrap over the wall that stood between 46 and 48 Main St. to waterproof it, as it was exposed to the elements after the fire and demolition.

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