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Walls are falling: Demolition begins on former bank at site of new downtown Salisbury park

Work was in full gear Thursday as crews began tearing down the walls of the former First Bank building in the 200 block of West Innes Street. A track hoe has been slowly breaking up the 1973 building from the back side, which was reduced to rubble Thursday. The property is part of a project by the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation to bring a downtown park to the 3.5-acre block bounded by Innes, Church, Fisher and Jackson streets, with the historic Bell Tower as a focal point.

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