LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — UPDATE: Lafayette police have reopened South Street between Main and 18th after clean up.
A part of Lafayette's historic E.M. Weaver building, which is slated for demolition, came crashing down overnight, according to Lafayette police Lt. Matt Gard.
Police said Lafayette firefighters across the street woke up Tuesday morning about 5:15 a.m. to find a wall on the north side of the building had come down.
Police closed South Street between Main and 18th streets to clean up the road. The stretch of road opened around 1:30 p.m. Gard said the city engineer is working with the building's owner to possibly get the building demolished Tuesday.
The building was built in 1867 and has been a historic part of the Five Points intersection. In June, owner Dan Vierk decided to bring the building down because it is suffering large cracks in its walls.
On Aug. 13, the Lafayette Board of Works waived a 60-day waiting period on the building, meaning demolition could begin immediately. During that meeting, the police and fire departments said it was a safety hazard and could come down at any time on its own.