Local Building Takes Lot of History With It as It's Demolished


Published on October 22 2013 3:06 pm
Last Updated on October 23 2013 7:36 am
Written by Greg Sapp

An Effingham building that's seen a lot of history was torn down Tuesday.

A building along the south side of Fayette Avenue was taken down as part of John Boos and Company's agreement with the City of Effingham.  The agreement involves relocating the metal shop of the business to its new headquarters on South Route 45 and the eventual relocation of the company's wood shop from the current midtown location.

The building has been used as office space for John Boos as well as showroom area before the company relocated the showroom to the former C and L Motors building south across Fayette Avenue from our studios.


Prior to John Boos owning the building taken down today, it was the original Goeckner Brothers Sales and Service building built in 1937.  Thorin Goeckner shared on Facebook today that he recalls his Grandpa Albert Goeckner taking him to the building when the Goeckners still owned the building.  The dealership eventually moved to their current location just east of our studios along the north side of Fayette Avenue.