Demolition of William Carey's Katrina scar begins

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The final building at the old William Carey University site in Gulfport is being demolished.  Thousands of bricks came tumbling down continuing the recovery in the city.

Salvage Nine Demolition out of Long Beach began tearing the building down at 9:00 Monday morning.  The company says it will salvage the brick, windows, the wood flooring and anything else that can be re-used.

The waterfront building was constructed in 1921.  It eventually became William Carey's administration complex.  That was until August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina tore through it.  The building and the campus sustained so much damage, everything on the Highway 90 property had to be demolished.

William Carey now has a campus on Highway 67 in the Tradition community.  Its Gulfport property is for sale.

We're told it will take about a week to finish the demolition.

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