CAIRO, IL. (WJPF) – Demolition has begun on the Elmwood and McBride Housing Complexes in Cairo.

Built in the late 1940s, the apartments had fallen into a state of severe disrepair.

Demolition work is currently underway on the McBride Complex. When that’s finished workers will start tearing down the Elmwood structure.

The property will then be turned into a green space.