A piece of downtown comes down

Nick Needham, owner/operator of Needham Excavating, razes the former 2nd Avenue Hyman's furniture building Thursday Dec. 22, 2011. The adjoining properties at 1620, 1622 and 1624, 2nd Ave. were donated to to Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) in 2009 by Rock Island businessman Stanley Goldman and his family. The buildings are being razed to make way for a new downtown parking lot.

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