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      Demolition of Florence building delayed over historic concerns

      There is a battle brewing in Florence over a building that may have some historical significance.

      There is a battle brewing in Florence over a building that may have some historical significance.

      The Florence Historical Commission met Monday night to discuss the future of the old Florence Trust Building.

      Current plans call for the building to be demolished to make room for a medical school for Francis Marion University.

      The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the Florence Historical Commission.

      "I'm very concerned about the loss of what I know to be a true historic landmark," said Agnes Wilcox, who lives in Florence. "If it's gone, we'll never get it back, and I feel every effort should be made to try to make a way to save it if we can."

      At Monday's meeting, the Historical Commission unanimously passed a vote to look into the historic significance of the building, which delays the potential demolition for at least 60 days.