By BARBARA GREEN
Demolition of the 1927 Bowie City Auditorium could begin by May 11 as the city moves forward with plans to take down the multi-level brick structure at 113 E. Tarrant.
The art deco building has towered over Bowie since it was completed in 1927 following a $30,000 bond issue that was approved in 1926. In February the city council voted to take down the building at a cost of $150,550 on a bid from JC Logan. That price is expected to increase slightly due to asbestos abatement costs.
Mayor Gaylynn Burris said the abatement process will begin on April 23 and the contractor hopes to be done by May 9. Equipment will be moved into the site during that process and the contractor expects to begin demolition on May 11.
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