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Radium architecture may survive

January 21, 2003

Albany - After both Thronateeska Heritage Foundation and the Parks at Chehaw expressed interest in at least parts of Radium Springs Casino, Albany commissioners decide to rethink salvaging historical pieces of the landmark.

Tuesday morning, commissioners voted to reconsider salvaging pieces such as the columns, wood paneling, and some of the windows. Last week, commissioners voted down the project, saying that the cost of storing the pieces was high and that no one had voiced interest in preserving the parts.

But, The Parks at Chehaw and Thronateeska have now said they would like to at least look into the salvage.

The salvage project would cost around $19,000. The county gave the building to the city and donated prison laborers for the project.

Radium Springs Casino must be demolished starting March 1, 2003 under the FEMA flood buy-out program.

Post at 12:40PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

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