Historic building in Picher collapses - Article Photos 2/4

Much of the former mining town of Picher has been abandoned due to a federal buyout and last year's tornado. But the building that collapsed Sunday night was likely just a victim of old age, city officials said. The pay telephone, fast becoming a relic itself, is still bright and shiny and one of the newer fixtures in downtown Picher. Photo by Gary Crow, for The Oklahoman