Ronnie Bale, with Schultz Wrecking Service, surveyed the damage in the Missouri Trust Building, formerly the Sedalia Trust Inn, in 2002 as he cleared the second floor of fallen debris.
The Sedalia Trust Building is a vacant fading architectural bookend to the Hotel Bothwell at Fourth Street and South Ohio Avenue.
Sedalia Trust Inn owner Yuri Ives removed debris from the first floor of the fire and water-damaged building during a visit in April 1998. In Feb. 2011 Ives was murdered in his Kansas City home by a teen he met on Craigslist.
In 1998 Sedalia police officers blocked access to West Fourth Street in front of the Sedalia Trust Inn while a city street truck cleaned up glass and debris after a storm further damaged the building.