Wards Building Comes Tumbling Down
Emmetsburg’ downtown is receiving a facelift, of sorts, this week. The former Wards building on Broadway is being razed. Pictured at right is a scene of the demolition, looking from the alley toward Broadway. On?Monday the demolition began and by Tuesday a majority of the building had been removed.
Emmetsburg Retail Association and Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce are spearheading the demolition project with participation and funding from a Brownfield Grant (Iowa DNR), grant funds from Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, the Storm Committee, and City of Emmetsburg. Contractor for removal is Midwest Construction, Fort Dodge.