The walls come tumbling down

091813_lvhousedemoAn excavator sits idle Monday morning next to a partially demolished house adjacent to Lakeview Hospital in the 900 block of Churchill Street. Demolition of houses at 905 and 911 Churchill St. began Monday. Lakeview Hospital purchased the two homes about a year ago and listed the structures for sale to anyone willing to relocated the houses or wanting to salvage interior and exterior items, according to Lainie Steffen, Lakeview Health spokeswoman. No one expressed interest in either buying or salvaging items from the two homes, so the structures were demolished and the sites will be cleared by October, She said. The two lots and mature trees will become green space for Lakeview Hospital patients, visitors and employees to enjoy, Steffen added. (Gazette staff photo by Erik Sandin)