Update: No Decision Yet On Fate Of Burned Plattsmouth Building

The decision on what to do with a historic Plattsmouth building that caught fire in early January resides with the Historic Preservation Board.

During a meeting on Monday, the board decided to lay over the issue until their next meeting on April 21st.

According to Plattsmouth City Administrator, Erv Portis, the city has gotten a request from one of the two building owners to demolish the burned out building.

Since the building was built in the 1800's and has a lot of historical significance in Plattsmouth, they will be the ones to decide if it is torn down or salvaged in any way.

The timetable for a decision is not known at this time.

It took firefighters from Plattsmouth, Bellevue, Murray, Ralston, La Vista, Omaha, Louisville and Offutt Air Force Base several hours to extinguish the massive fire.

It's believed the flames started inside a wall of the Quart House Pub at the corner of 4th and Main and quickly spread. Three other businesses, the Plattsmouth Chiropractic Center, Cass Family Medicine and Main Street Jewelers, plus apartments above the bar, were destroyed.

The building burned once before, near the turn of the 20th century.

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