History was made earlier this week at the national level when Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was elected President.
But a piece of history left the heart of Brazil this week.
The tearing down of the Brazil Public Library Annex, 203 Walnut St., began Thursday and is expected to be concluded within a week, according to Paul McIntire, of Paul McIntire Trucking, Brazil, the company hired to tear down the building.
According to library director Jill Scarbrough, plans have been drawn up to make the empty lot available for parking once the building is torn down.
"When (McIntire Trucking) is done, it will be compacted with gravel," Scarbrough said. "It will be usable when he's done."
Scarbrough added the lot will be paved sometime next year.
The annex has existed since 1955. Prior to that, the building housed doctor's offices.
"It was referred to as 'Dr. Bob's' office," Brazil resident Rob Moore said, referring to Dr. Robert Maurer.
Salvaging and gutting of material inside the building began in late October in preparation for the building to come down.
The front area of the library is also experiencing a facelift.
Brazil-based Mershon and Sons Concrete are currently excavating the front area of the library.
The company will then poor colored concrete in the spot as well as set up planting areas and a bike rack.