Sunday, June 25, 2006

Crockett Street Pub demolished

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Excavator operator Tom Hunt with Coastal Demolitions begins demolition of the Crockett Street Pub in Beaumont on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. The pub was closed after Hurricane Rita. Recent, heavy rains made the building dangerously unstable. A separate part of the building houses the second-longest continuously operating business in Beaumont.

Building owner Ralph Night (left) and David Mayer, owner of Champion Construction, (right) talk as an excavator demolishes the Crockett Street Pub. The two-story building was built by German immigrant Frank Sievert sometime between 1890 and the early 1900s. Since then, it's been a general store, a café and a lounge.

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