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Tate & Lyle confirms Staley pump house demo; says work already started

Tate & Lyle confirms Staley pump house demo; says work already started


A permit has been issued to tear down the crumbling Staley Pump House on Lake Decatur. It dates to 1919. 

DECATUR — Tate & Lyle has confirmed its plans to demolish the historic former A.E. Staley Mfg. Co pump house in Lake Decatur — and said the work is already underway.

Responding to a request for comment from the Herald & Review, Anna Taylor, Corporate Public Relations Manager, Communications, said: “We have filed the paperwork and are now working with the appropriate local and state officials to move through the process towards demolition of the Pump House.

“Some limited demo activity is taking place now and the demolition process will continue over the next year.”

The Herald & Review reported on the future of the pump house Sunday

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid


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A permit has been issued to raze the historic Staley Pump House, a century-old Lake Decatur structure that has housed numerous dances, weddings and parties before tumbling into disrepair. 

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