When they moved Friday, employees left behind messages and pictures on the walls of the building that was a parking garage before it was renovated for city offices in 1979.
A game of tic-tac-toe was played on the wall, and a picture of a cat was drawn with a red marker. “It was fun!” and “You're going to miss us!” were written on the walls in fun as employees left what had been their office homes.
Holes were evident in the second-floor walls, thanks to the demolition companies that wanted to find out how big of a job it will be to tear down the building on the southeast corner of First Street and Littler Avenue.
The Humpty Dumpty statue that rested on a white brick wall outside the administration building already has been moved. The lighthearted piece of artwork, purchased by city employees, will be placed outside the new administration building at 7 N Broadway.
Finance and treasury departments were moving Monday. Payroll and purchasing will move Thursday.
People can pay their Edmond utility bills at the drive-thru at 100 E First St. until 5 p.m. Friday. Utility department employees will be the last ones to leave the old administration building.
“This is something we've been waiting for a long time,” VanderHamm said.