Building owner awaits engineering reports

The future of the former Brown Building in Walhalla remains unknown this afternoon, as co-owner Jared Ketterman says they are awaiting reports after having met with engineers.  The old building that takes up about one-half of a Main Street block, between College and Tugaloo streets, took a beating from Tropical Storm Nate last week and remains cordoned off and closed this afternoon.  The late Arthur Brown, a former mayor, had the building constructed for his business office. In recent years, it was home to a restaurant.  Current occupants in other parts of the building are American Upholstery and a Confederate flag and memorabilia store.