Historic Lamar Bruni Vergara home now rubble in landfill
It’s been around six months since the Lamar Bruni Vergara home was destroyed one evening. The rubble has remained in the same spot since then, but now the lot sits empty.
So what did the City of Laredo or the owners of the home do with the rubble?
"These are the remains of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Home and they were brought here at the city's landfill."
City employees transported the remains to the landfill the day after Memorial Day.
Today they were seen sorting through the remains of the home.
Looking for these bricks that read Laredo Brick Company, which are over a hundred years old.
"Some of it has the imprint as much more visible than this. These are the ones they are trying to preserve."
"A lot of bricks have been destroyed the process of them scooping it up at the site put it in a dump truck broke a lot of them."
"The remains had to be removed because a preliminary study find that there was some asbestos our the roof."
But officials say the asbestos was not a danger to the community so they decided to move the rubble.
"It is segregated right now and the reason for that is we have an opportunity to sort through that."
"What the landmark is urging was as much as salvage material to be used in the reconstruction as possible."
That may not work, since the owners, developers Ros and Sharam Khaledi came to an agreement with the city to re-build the home.
But now the City of Laredo is backing out on the plan saying they have to consult with their attorneys to see what will happen next.
"However legally the city has not said we ordered you to re-build it. Its they're property we have to look at all the legal issues."
Hoping they can go back in time to stop what is already been done.
"Everybody wish to go back and be there and stop it from happening. But legally we can and cannot do."
According to the Heritage Foundation, every step needs to be supervised and approved by the landmark board.
At this point there is no deadline for the owners to re-build the historical home.