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End of an era

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Duane Wiliams, left, facilities foreman for Shenandoah County, chats with Rick Custer, an equipment operator for G.B. Foltz General Contracting Inc. outside the Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm on Thursday. The structure, which was destroyed by fire on April 13, had the remaining walls taken down on Thursday. The original structure dates back to 1829. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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An excavator takes out one of the remaining walls of the original structure of the former Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm in Maurertown on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Barbara Adamson, president of Shenandoah County Historical Society, watches the demolition of the building. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Duane Williams, facilities foreman for Shenandoah County, holds a pair of steel pegs he found at the scene. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Rick Custer, an equipment operator for G.B. Foltz General Contracting Inc., demolishes the south wall of the Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm in Maurertown on Thursday. All remaining walls of the structure were knocked down on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)



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