BALTIMORE — Baltimore housing officials say a historic building has been demolished.

The Baltimore Sun reports the city issued a “stop work” notice Saturday but all that remains of the former St. Vincent Infant Asylum, built between 1860 and 1910, is a giant mound of bricks and garbage.

Spokeswoman Tania Baker says Baltimore Housing issued the stop work order because the owner failed to obtain a demolition permit. Baker says Baltimore Housing is assessing the appropriate fine and penalty for the work without a permit.

The only permit issued was for removal of a fire-damaged rear wall.

In 2015, a massive fire swept through the building, requiring over 100 firefighters to extinguish and leaving parts of it little more than the exterior shell.

The newspaper couldn’t reach the property’s owner.

Information from: The Baltimore Sun,

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