KEVIN PATRICK/CHRIS FOX PHOTOS

The demolition of Lufkin Pool began last week. Fowler Services of Elgin started the demolition on Monday, July 15. The drone photo (top), taken that day by Villa Park Trustee Kevin Patrick, shows the main pool building in the foreground. The entire main building, which is located at 1000 S. Ardmore Ave., had been demolished by the end of last week. The other photo (bottom), from July 19, shows the pool in the background. The demolition project is continuing this week. The Villa Park Village Board voted 4-3 during its June 24 meeting to authorize a $78,000 contract with Fowler Services to demolish the pool and related structures. Trustees David Cilella, Nick Cuzzone and Cheryl Tucker joined Villa Park Village President Albert Bulthuis in voting to authorize the contract to demolish the pool. Patrick joined Trustee Christine Murphy and Trustee Robert Wagner in voting against the proposal. The demolition contract also calls for the re-grading and restoration of the property to green space. Fowler Services will remove the pool, fill the area with soil, re-grade and seed the ground. Lufkin Pool, which was built in the mid 1950s, had been closed since the end of the 2017 season.

 

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