Ishpeming citizens express frustrations over destroyed historic Jasper Street wall

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ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC)- The Ishpeming City Council discussed future changes to help develop downtown Wednesday night.

During the meeting, citizens voiced frustrations about damages done to a historic wall. Parts of the wall, which runs along Jasper Street in Ishpeming, were demolished without the council knowledge to make room for construction equipment being used to fill in the Schoolhouse Mine Pit.

The wall is suspected to have been built around the 1890’s by Cornish or Italian stone workers. Citizens say they've lost a part of Ishpeming’s history.

“I would like to see the city of Ishpeming promise and put into a law or ordinance that citizens have input and that the city council guard our historic properties,” says Dr. Jane Piirto, Ishpeming Resident.

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


Image Courtesy: Jane Piirto


 
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