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Historic Phenix City building torn down after years of vacancy

The building has served as Citizen's Bank, a pet store and even a pool room, but has been sitting vacant for years. The building has served as Citizen's Bank, a pet store and even a pool room, but has been sitting vacant for years.

The nearly 100-year-old building at the corner of Broad and Dillingham Street in Phenix City was torn down Friday.

City official Stephen Smith says after a decade of research, the city decided the building was beyond repair and dangerous to the public.

The building has served as Citizen's Bank, a pet store and even a pool room, but has been sitting vacant for years.

The city recently purchased the property recently for $200,000.

Smith says the city plans on putting a park at the historical site.

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