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Photos: Ride is over Old Yellowstone District livery stable

Concrete blocks crash to the ground as an old city livery stable building is demolished in the Old Yellowstone District on Monday, March 6, 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – The nondescript concrete and brick building stood for over a century on the 300 block of South Ash.

The building served unglamorous but necessary functions for decades. Originally a livery stable, it was home to the Casper Bus Company during the early to middle 20th century among other uses. In recent decades it was storage and basically vacant.

Deemed structurally unsound, it was purchased from the city along with the former Plains Furniture building across the alley by Flag Development.

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The remaining historic sections of the old Nolan Chevrolet dealership will be incorporated into a mixed use business and living complex called The Nolan. Remnants of The Plains Furniture remodel, which for decades covered up the old dealership, have been removed.

The livery building’s spot will be used as parking for The Nolan complex.

The former livery stables at the 300 block of South Ash are demolished on Monday, March 6, 2020. The new space will be used for parking for a new business and living complex under construction across the alley on South David, which was formally the Plains Furniture building and originally Nolan Chevrolet. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
The former livery stable shares a concrete wall with its neighboring building, which over the decades has been used as a dealership, maintenance garage and dance studio. It is now an events space called Hall on Ash. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Recycled Materials LLC owner Pete Peterson watches from the roof of the adjacent building as workers remove construction from the back of the building. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
An excavator is used to remove materials as another supports a wall during demolition of the livery stables on Monday, March 6. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Excavators push the top section of the rear wall down and away from the adjacent building during demolition. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Pete Peterson holds a horseshoe found in the concrete of the former livery stable during demolition. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)