Demolition company apologizes for accidentally tearing down a 97-year-old home in Texas

Demolition company apologizes for accidentally tearing down a nearly 100-year-old home in Texas after mistaking it for another house on the same block

Texas demolition company accidentally tore down a 97-year-old residence JR’s Demolition apologized after it mistakenly demolished home on Wednesday  Company was supposed to tear down 5336 Richard Avenue house but they demolished 5532 Richard Avenue home, also known as the ‘pink house’ instead

A Texas-based demolition company has been forced to apologize for accidentally tearing down a 97-year-old Craftsman home. 

On Wednesday, JR’s Demolition was supposed to demolish the home at 5336 Richard Avenue, but the company mistakenly tore down a residence known as the ‘pink house’ at 5532 Richard Avenue in Dallas.

The demolished home belonged to Jeremy Wenninger, who purchased the property in 2019 after the former owner and friend passed away. 

On Wednesday, JR’s Demolition mistakenly demolished a residence known as the ‘pink house’ (pictured) at 5532 Richard Avenue in Dallas

The Irving-based demolition company apologized for the mistake on Thursday. This image shows the debris after the home was destroyed

The Irving-based demolition company apologized for the mistake on Thursday. This image shows the debris after the home was destroyed 

Bobby Lindamood, the owner of JR Demolition, said that employees from his small business thought they were at the correct location. This image shows the debris from the 'pink house'

Bobby Lindamood, the owner of JR Demolition, said that employees from his small business thought they were at the correct location. This image shows the debris from the ‘pink house’

The home known as the ¿pink house¿ by neighbors sat on the same block as the home that was supposed to be destroyed (depicted above)

The home known as the ‘pink house’ by neighbors sat on the same block as the home that was supposed to be destroyed (depicted above)

Wenninger, who lives in California, told WFAA that his friend asked him to ‘save her home and not bulldoze it’ two months before she passed away in 2018.

‘And I did everything in my power to make that happen, and I feel like I’ve just been knocked off my feet’.

Wenninger said the home was in the process of receiving renovations when it was torn down. 

The home, which was built in 1923, was constructed when the Craftsman design was most popular. 

The demolished home belonged to Jeremy Wenninger (pictured) who purchased the property in 2019 after the former owner and friend passed away

The demolished home belonged to Jeremy Wenninger (pictured) who purchased the property in 2019 after the former owner and friend passed away

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