Demolition Imminent for Iconic Light Plant Smokestack
The Shelby Light Plant dates back to 1890’s
For almost 90 years, the Shelby Light Plant smokestack has stood tall as a pillar of the city’s skyline.
During a special Oct. 26 meeting, Shelby City Council voted 4-0 to construct an agreement with the Richland County Land Bank for the demolition of the aging structure. First Ward councilmember Charlie Roub was unable to attend the meeting.
“We knew we needed to do something with it, because it’s not being used anymore for electric production,” said Project Coordinator Joe Gies. “The mortar is starting to deteriorate.”
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