Down in a day

The Makee Manor location just north of Waukon on Highway 9 had the latest chapter of its history completed Monday, February 15 to make way for its next installment. The Makee Manor building that had first been constructed as part of the most recent facility in 1935, was expanded in 1976 and remodeled in 1997 was torn down Monday in preparation for construction of the new Allamakee County Public Safety Center. Quad County Excavating, owned and operated by Frank Mahr and Reggie Berns, took to the task of tearing down the brick structure early that President’s Day morning and had the building reduced to rubble by late afternoon. Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick said demolition of the building was anticipated to take part over two days but went smoothly enough to be completed in a day. Metal and other non-concrete or brick materials were separated from building structure materials throughout this past week, with the remaining concrete and brick material being loaded up and hauled away to a nearby location to be buried. Sheriff Mellick advised the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors that plans remain on schedule for construction of the new Public Safety Center to be completed within about a year's time and be available for use in early 2017. Top photo courtesy of Quad County Excavating.

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