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Wards Building Comes Tumbling Down

By Staff | Sep 1, 2011

The former Wards building on Broadway in Emmetsburg is being razed. By Tuesday a majority of the building had been removed. --Jane Whitmore photo

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.