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Richmond tells contractor to rebuild historic wall

Thursday - 7/11/2013, 12:08pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond officials have told a contractor to rebuild a pre-Civil War brick wall demolished during a road project.

The wall formerly surrounded the Tredegar Iron Works.

The city says about 95 feet of the wall was taken down during construction of a new connector road.

A spokesman for Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Mike Wallace, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) that the city is working with contractor J.E. Liesfeld to get the wall rebuilt.

The work will be done at the company's expense.

The company has said it had permission to take down part of the wall.

Wallace says the rest of the wall became unstable and was demolished.

Dominion Resources, NewMarket Corp. and Venture Richmond were the entities involved in the road project. They have denied ordering the wall's demolition.


Information from: Richmond Times- Dispatch,

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