Thursday, September 06, 2012

Home Guards Temple

                  Van Wert, Ohio.

The Home Guards Temple, erected in Van Wert in 1906 at a cost of $75,000.
From the Van Wert Times Bulletin of May 18, 2012:
"The effort to find some solution to the problem of the decaying Home Guards Temple has hit a roadblock.

Representatives of Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME) were in Van Wert to meet with city and county officials about the finding of tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), commonly known as perc. SME Project Consultant Mark J. Quimby shared that during testing for any hazardous materials in the historic building, a small area in the southwest corner of the basement was found to have a high concentration of perc in the soil gas.

The finding was made during an assessment that was being conducted to determine necessary steps to either raze the building or rehabilitate it."

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