Two more walls of historic Kilby Hotel in High Point collapse

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Around 3:15 p.m., two more walls of the Kilby Hotel collapsed.

Crews were preparing to take down one of the walls damaged early Wednesday when a large portion of the historic hotel collapsed.

Officials say the wall and roof of the 104-year-old hotel, which is located on Washington Drive, caved in overnight. A witness said he heard the collapse just after midnight.

Two additional walls collapsed around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The exact cause has not been determined, but officials believe Tuesday night’s severe storms contributed to the collapse.

Just a couple of weeks ago, a California-based group expressed interest in saving the hotel in downtown High Point.

The hotel, first deemed unsafe in 2012, has been unstable and in danger of collapsing for awhile, according to structural engineers. The roof of the building partially collapsed over a year ago.

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