Thursday, January 26, 2006
"I thought they were bombing Vicksburg!" the lady in the little restaurant around the corner told us. She was referring to the earthshaking and thunderous rumble she felt and heard when the east side of this 1830s brick building in historic downtown Vicksburg, (being renovated) collapsed about 11 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. We drove by just a couple hours later. Sorry we don't have a better picture but if you look close, there's a car on the street squashed under the rubble. With 26 workers inside the building when it happened, it's a miracle no one was hurt! Now they are worried that the building next door (badly damaged by the collapse) will come down next.