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North side lot could be donated for school playground

Brad Williams

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A century-old house in north La Crosse could be torn down soon for green space, or for possible use as a school playground. 

The city plan commission has recommended waiting 30 days before approving demolition of the house on Liberty Street, near Immanuel Lutheran School. 

The house was built in the 1880’s and apparently is beyond repair. 

The Harter family wants to donate the lot to the church and school. 

The 30-day referral could allow the owners to find someone who wants to develop the land for housing or another purpose.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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