Navy May Demolish Up to 43 Storm-Damaged Structures in Pensacola

The Navy is taking a second look at 20 structures on a list of 43 hurricane-damaged historic facilities slated for demolition at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Capt. John Pruitt is the base commander. He says the military is spending $40 million to fix most of more than 200 historic buildings on the base.

Many of the Hurricane Ivan damaged buildings were built in the 19th century when it was the Pensacola Navy Yard.

Pruitt says the Navy would work with historic preservation groups to determine by the end of April or May if any of the 20 structures on the second-look list should be repaired or possibly be fixed enough so they can be closed up for future restoration.