Vacant building’s brick façade crumbling; sidewalk closed

Pieces of brick appear to be falling from a vacant building in downtown Franklin, prompting the city to close a nearby sidewalk.

The pieces of brick, which are about the size of rocks, have come down in front of the Jarve Alexander building, at 97 E. Monroe St. Officials from Franklin’s planning department blocked the sidewalk in front of the building on Monday.

City officials said they don’t know why the brick pieces started falling.

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