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Plymouth Daisy Wall Sees Its Last Day

Plymouth lost the historic landmark during its demolition Monday morning.

With a little nudging from a construction excavator, Plymouth's "Daisy wall" comes down brick-by-brick Monday morning. Credit: Aysha Jamali
With a little nudging from a construction excavator, Plymouth's "Daisy wall" comes down brick-by-brick Monday morning. Credit: Aysha Jamali

The lone wall that stood at the curve of Union Street near Main Street in Plymouth is history.

Actually, the "Daisy wall" was already a part of the city's history, but now the wall is gone after its demolition Monday morning.

>>See the video above of the demolition.

The worker operating the excavator nudged and picked away at the bricks and window lintels, which will be saved, until they fell loose. The wall was down in about 30 minutes, while the steel frames took longer to disassemble.

>>See photos from the demolition.

The wall was the only remnant of The Daisy Air Rifle Factory, once Plymouth's manufacturing showpiece. The Plymouth City Commission approved an agreement with Daisy Plymouth LLC for the demolition of the wall. The deal includes the construction of a park as well as the condition that the wall must come down before building permits will be issued.

"They'll be issued as soon as this afternoon," Plymouth Community Development Director John Buzuvis said during Monday's demolition.

Daisy Plymouth LLC agreed to donate 200 bricks as well as the decorative window lintels to the Plymouth Preservation Network (PPN), who led the charge to save the wall. They plan to sell the 200 bricks for $20 a piece to raise the money for more historical markers around downtown.

Watch for more information about buying bricks on the PPN website at plymouthpreservation.org.

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