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Building Repairs Underway, No Collapse

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
May 04, 2021
Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

Repairs are underway at a Downtown building after bricks came loose from a side wall early Tuesday morning.

The damage at the former Moose Lodge on Fifth Avenue near Strawberry Way was reported by a caller to 9-1-1 who heard a loud noise, said McKeesport Deputy Fire Chief Tom Perciavalle.

A section of brick approximately 15 to 20 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide fell into a sidewalk next to an apartment building, Perciavalle said. The neighboring apartment building, which has five units, was not damaged and no injuries were reported.

Workers from Pyramid Restoration & Masonry were on scene Tuesday morning making repairs. The cause of the damage is unknown.

The building was at one time home to Cpl. Carl A. Everett VFW Post 514 and is currently rented as office space. Perciavalle said it was remodeled approximately 10 years ago.

Originally published May 04, 2021.

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