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New list of most endangered old buildings in La Crosse is being compiled for this year



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A yearly Top 10 list important to history buffs in La Crosse is being prepared for 2023. 

Members of the city heritage preservation commission have been told they may get a preliminary list of endangered local buildings by next month.  The list has been compiled for a few years now, and planner Tim Acklin says it’s good for the public to know about some of the older buildings around town.

“This list is intended to bring awareness to these buildings,” says Acklin. “Some people may not even be aware of their value, or that they even existed.”

The Marble Works and Club Tucan buildings, both on 3rd Street, were demolished a couple years ago, after being placed on the list. 

Acklin says the Gillette Street fire station could be removed from the endangered list because local officials have decided not to tear it down. A new fire station is now being built on the same block. He says the status of the Casino Bar on Pearl Street, added to the list last year, may be revised because that building is being renovated now. 

The annual list is usually made public around May. Last year’s list also included the Halverson house and Koller building, both on the same block of S. 4th St.

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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