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Willowbrook Ballroom is demolished as site prepares for new beginning: 5 photos

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June 14, 2017
Demolition crews were at the Willowbrook Ballroom in Willow Springs Tuesday, taking down what is left of the historic building after the ballroom was destroyed by fire in October of 2016. The location is being prepared for the Willowbrook Ballroom Arts, Educational, and Cultural Community Center that will be built in it’s place.

The Dance Of Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life through dance, has purchased the ballroom and will restore and operate it.

Onlookers watch the demolition of the remains of the Willowbrook Ballroom June 13. The ballroom was destroyed by fire in October of 2016 and the site is being prepared for the Willowbrook Ballroom Arts, Educational, and Cultural Community Center that will be built in it’s place. The Dance Of Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life through dance, has purchased the historic ballroom and will restore and operate it. Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com

Birute Jodwalis, (left) former owner of the Willowbrook Ballroom, and Tammy Leonard, president of the grant staff in charge of the capital campaign for Dance Of Life, hug as Jodwalis becomes emotional during the demolition of the remains of the Willowbrook Ballroom June 13. The ballroom was destroyed by fire in October of 2016. The site is being prepared for the Willowbrook Ballroom Arts, Educational, and Cultural Community Center that will be built in it’s place. The Dance Of Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life through dance, has purchased the historic ballroom and will restore and operate it. Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com

An excavator from Heneghan Wrecking Company picks up debris as the demolition of the remains of the Willowbrook Ballroom continues June 13. The ballroom was destroyed by fire in October of 2016 and the site is being prepared for the Willowbrook Ballroom Arts, Educational, and Cultural Community Center that will be built in it’s place. The Dance Of Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life through dance, has purchased the historic ballroom and will restore and operate it. Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com


Workers from Heneghan Wrecking Company break up parts of the wall as the demolition of the remains of the Willowbrook Ballroom continues June 13. The ballroom was destroyed by fire in October of 2016 and the site is being prepared for the Willowbrook Ballroom Arts, Educational, and Cultural Community Center that will be built in it’s place. The Dance Of Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life through dance, has purchased the historic ballroom and will restore and operate it. Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com

 

Demolition of the remains of the Willowbrook Ballroom is ongoing June 13, as the site is prepared for the Willowbrook Ballroom Arts, Educational, and Cultural Community Center that will be built in it’s place. The ballroom was destroyed by fire in October of 2016 and the Dance Of Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life through dance, has purchased the historic ballroom and will restore and operate it. Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com