The pillars have come down and the demolition continues on the old KVYMCA building in Augusta.

The YMCA building was built with money donated in memory of Gov. John Fremont Hill, a nationally prominent politician who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Hill’s family donated money for construction, and the local business community contributed money to outfit the building. Since then, thousands of children and adults have passed through its doors to use the pool, gymnasium and other facilities.

“It was an integral part of the community from 1914, when it opened, until it closed,” said Phyllis vonHerrlich, an Augusta Historic Preservation Commission member.

The 30,000-square-foot building on 1 acre is listed with Sprague and Curtis Real Estate for $885,000.

The city assesses the site for tax purposes at $202,500, with the building accounting for $100,000 of that value.