A familiar landmark in downtown Pittsburg is set to disappear this summer. Pittsburg City Council voted July 13 to approve a demolition permit for the old Pilgrim Bank building at 237 Jefferson Street.
The building was first constructed in the 1970s, but has been out of use since the Pilgrim company built its new location on East Marshall Street just across from the original. Jerry Webster, president of Pilgrim Bank, said the company has ideas that will give the area back to the community though architectural plans have yet to be finalized.
“We want to complement Witness Park and do a heavily landscaped area,” Mr. Webster said. “We're getting some ideas from architects and looking at different design plans.”
Because the area the building occupies is at the entrance to downtown Pittsburg, Mr. Webster said special care is being taken to ensure whatever happens at the location will be a source of pride for residents.