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Another La Crosse building, on endangered list, faces demolition

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Another La Crosse building located on the city’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2021 could be demolished soon. 

The Heritage Preservation Commission’s newest endangered list includes the Jehlen Building on South 3rd, which was recently condemned because of its poor condition. 

The building, which operated as Club Tucan, is located next to the Library Bar. It was built as a meat market in the 1880s and housed the Pizza Villa years ago. 

The company that now owns the building has not made a decision on whether to take it down or preserve it. 

Earlier this month, the former Granite and Marble Works building on 3rd, also on the endangered list, was taken down.

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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