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ASHLAND — The skeleton of a building recently appeared on Third Street, and a reader reached out to Ashland Source wondering what it was.

The building will be a new warehouse for the Ashland Monument Company, replacing two old garages that were “packed full” of the company’s items, vice president Anthony Martin said.

“It’s the same thing that was there. It’s just the buildings that were there were old and real (delapidated), we tore them down and are building this instead,” he said.

The company bought the land for the warehouse over the summer, and demolished two houses on the property in October, according to property records and a video posted by the warehouse’s neighbors, the Ashland First Church of the Brethren.

Martin said he hopes construction will be finished “in the next couple weeks.”

Third Street will also be the home of Ashland’s 14,500 square-foot public transit headquarters, which will be built on the corner of Third and Union streets.

The city recently received a $1.32 million grant for the new headquarters but has yet to start construction.

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