Former American Legion Building Demolished to Make Way for Senior Apartments

Demolition of the former Veterans Memorial (American Legion) Building at 292 S. Wisconsin Street has nearly been completed in order to begin construction by DLK Remodeling of a ten apartment residence for people age 55+. The building will include an attached parking garage. Architectural drawings and other details about the project may be found in the agenda of the Plan & Architectural Review Commission meeting of March 9, 2020.

On Memorial Day in 2019, as part of his comments at the Veterans Memorial Building, American Legion Adjutant Steve Smith announced that a dwindling active membership, a lack of resources to maintain the building, and a refocusing on serving verterans led to the decision by the William Graham Post 173 of the American Legion to sell its building, which was 50 years old. “To be clear, we are not going away,” Smith stated. “We are downsizing to better focus on our mission, and we will continue to meet and function as we have in the past.”

The tank which had been displayed at the front of the property was relocated to Elkhorn Memorial Park.

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