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Blighted structure on Sophie Street torn down


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

ANGELO LUPPINO Construction begins demolishing the structure at 206 S. Sophie Street in Bessemer on Monday after years of effort by the city to remove the blighted structure.


BESSEMER - Residents of Bessemer are going to wake up today to the nearly complete removal of a blighted structure on South Sophie Street. The structure at 206 S. Sophie Street has been before the council for years and finally was slotted for removal Monday. Paul Luppino, son of Angelo Luppino, said they expected to have everything gone by today and use Wednesday to fill in the remaining hole.

Luppino said the tear down was basically a two man job. workers removed the asbestos in the structure first and then began tearing the building down with a...

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