Partial demolition of wall draws outcry

ISHPEMING (AP) — Some residents of Ishpeming are upset that parts of a historic wall were demolished to make room for construction equipment.

WLUC-TV reports the Ishpeming City Council heard Wednesday night from people who were frustrated after the demolition apparently took place without city council members knowing about it.

The TV station reports it’s believed that the wall was built around the 1890s by Cornish or Italian stone workers. Some say Ishpeming has now lost a part of its history.

Council members expressed remorse about the destroyed wall, saying a similar mistake would never happen again.