Don Rood sent these incredible photos over Wednesday of downtown Shoshoni, moments before a block-long demolition of buildings.

Crews recently placed dirt over sidewalks and gutters to prevent them from being damaged. Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters told County 10, he hopes the demolition will provide space for new businesses to come into Shoshoni.

Several area mayors and county leaders recently got to tour the old buildings that had been vacant for nearly 40 years.

H/T: Don Rood