Old Del City municipal building will be demolished

The old Del City municipal building will be demolished to make way for a fire station. The structure was built in 1948 but was abandoned when police moved into their new building last year.
by Matt Patterson Modified: April 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm •  Published: April 2, 2013
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A building that served as the home to Del City's police department soon will be razed to make way for a fire station.

The building on Epperly Drive was constructed in 1948 and has served in a number of capacities during its history, including home to the fire department and city government.

Del City police and the municipal court were the last two agencies to occupy the building. Both moved out when a new $4 million complex opened in 2012.

“We're planning on tearing it down,” City Manager Mark Edwards said. “It has definitely seen better days.”

Edwards said it could be demolished this summer. The city considered renovating it, but estimates were more than $1 million.

“There is some attachment to it,” he said. “A lot of our older guys have only known that building. There has been some discussion in the past about modernizing it, but it's in terrible condition.”

Edwards said it may be up to five years before the new fire station is built. The site will have to be cleared, and the new station also will have to move through funding and construction processes.

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by Matt Patterson
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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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There has been some discussion in the past about modernizing it, but it's in terrible condition.”

Mark Edwards,
City Manager

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