Historic Richland Furs building coming down today

Richland Furs is being demolished in Blissfield.
Richland Furs is being demolished in Blissfield.

The iconic Richard Furs Building  which, for decades, had welcomed visitors to the village of Blissfield with bay windows featuring the latest styles in fur fashion, is being torn down today, Oct. 1.

The demolition is expected to take three days. More than a third of the historic brick building appeared to have been razed by 4 p.m.

Besides housing the fur company, which has been closed for many years, the building was also known as the home of Richland Arms, a gun business.

Except for brief periods when a fitness center and then a dance studio operated there, the building has been empty with “for sale” signs in the window for many years.

For the complete story, please see the Oct. 8, 2014, edition of The Advance.