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(Belleville News-Democrat)   East St. Louis businessman, who owns building right next door to the police department, demands to know who stole the entire back wall off of his business   (bnd.com) divider line 26
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2013-12-07 06:11:22 PM
Henry Earl?
 
2013-12-07 06:13:33 PM
It was six months before I realized I had new neighbors. We tend to live in a bubble and not pay attention to our surroundings
 
2013-12-07 06:19:43 PM
Having driven through EStL a couple times, perhaps the person who did it just wanted that building to fit in with the rest of the environment.
 
2013-12-07 06:20:00 PM
St. Louis has a lot of empty buildings with lime mortar from the 19th century, and the vintage bricks are both in demand and easy to clean compared to bricks mortared with portland cement. There are whole abandoned blocks that have had their backs removed, leaving the fronts to fool passersby.
 
2013-12-07 06:20:01 PM
www.fletcherarmstrongblog.com
 
2013-12-07 06:23:43 PM

wildcardjack: St. Louis has a lot of empty buildings with lime mortar from the 19th century, and the vintage bricks are both in demand and easy to clean compared to bricks mortared with portland cement. There are whole abandoned blocks that have had their backs removed, leaving the fronts to fool passersby.


Yup.

Brick thieves.  Depending on the condition of the brick, what company made it and if the company's name is stamped on it, you can get up to $200 for a brick
 
2013-12-07 06:25:00 PM
How would anyone notice
 
2013-12-07 06:25:34 PM
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Goddamn! Mongolians!!!!!
 
2013-12-07 06:27:05 PM
The an$wer is right there in your headline, $ubby. The wall obviou$ly ran a red traffic $ignal while traveling far in exce$$ of the po$ted $peed limit. It'$ been confi$cated for $afety'$ $ake.
 
2013-12-07 06:38:22 PM
All in all, we're just another lack of bricks in the wall
 
2013-12-07 06:39:08 PM
 
2013-12-07 06:42:27 PM
Eh, it happens. Just go to Walmart and buy a new one.
 
2013-12-07 06:50:32 PM
It's East St. Louis.
 
2013-12-07 07:02:26 PM
Amusing-Tag? I think that's scary.
 
2013-12-07 07:11:36 PM

theotherles: It's East St. Louis.


Toodle-Oo
 
2013-12-07 07:20:15 PM
Came for Toodle-oo. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-12-07 07:46:40 PM

ongbok: Brick thieves.  Depending on the condition of the brick, what company made it and if the company's name is stamped on it, you can get up to $200 for a brick


O.o

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2013-12-07 07:58:49 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: ongbok: Brick thieves.  Depending on the condition of the brick, what company made it and if the company's name is stamped on it, you can get up to $200 for a brick

O.o

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All it takes is two people willing to pay whatever price.

A quick Google search revealed antique bricks for $200 for a pallet and maybe $20 for individual bricks.
 
2013-12-07 08:16:01 PM
Maybe they are preparing sets for an Escape from New York reboot.
 
2013-12-07 08:42:12 PM

Lord Jubjub: demaL-demaL-yeH: ongbok: Brick thieves.  Depending on the condition of the brick, what company made it and if the company's name is stamped on it, you can get up to $200 for a brick

O.o

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All it takes is two people willing to pay whatever price.

A quick Google search revealed antique bricks for $200 for a pallet and maybe $20 for individual bricks.


You should see what distressed wood is going for. I have a friend who's uncle cleaned up out in Elgin Il when the developers bought all of the farm land and tore down all of the old barns on them. They let him haul off the wood and he turned around and sold it all.
 
2013-12-07 08:56:19 PM
Being East St. Louis... could be anyone. Probably someone trying to raise the bar. Ripping off a car or a purse is one thing, but taking part of a structure is another level of the sport.
 
2013-12-07 09:13:11 PM
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2013-12-07 09:42:08 PM

ongbok: You should see what distressed wood is going for. I have a friend who's uncle cleaned up out in Elgin Il when

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I didn't know they made a sequel to Elgin.
 
2013-12-07 11:00:33 PM

Danger Avoid Death: theotherles: It's East St. Louis.

Toodle-Oo


Came, saw, leaving satisfied with a steely gaze.
 
2013-12-08 06:38:09 AM

wildcardjack: St. Louis has a lot of empty buildings with lime mortar from the 19th century, and the vintage bricks are both in demand and easy to clean compared to bricks mortared with portland cement. There are whole abandoned blocks that have had their backs removed, leaving the fronts to fool passersby.


St. Louis is not East St. Louis.
 
2013-12-08 11:05:50 AM

wildcardjack: St. Louis has a lot of empty buildings with lime mortar from the 19th century, and the vintage bricks are both in demand and easy to clean compared to bricks mortared with portland cement. There are whole abandoned blocks that have had their backs removed, leaving the fronts to fool passersby.


JSam21: St. Louis is not East St. Louis.


No, but most of it was built around the same time with the same materials. Said bricks are in abundance in ESTL. It's not an uncommon thing for "salvagers" to build a small fire at the base of a wall, let it burn for a few hours, knock the wall down and steal all the bricks. Note the article said the gas had been manually shut off? Someone wasn't being stupid, else you'd read a headline like "Thieves blow themselves up trying to steal bricks"
 
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