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Effort restores local landmark

First floor of the Frevert general store on original town site at 5th Road and Avenue U. Was used by the township to store equipment.

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HOLYROOD - These days it seems easier to tear down old buildings than to repair and save them. One Holyrood businessman decided that was not going to happen to a two-story lime stone building on Holyrood’s Main Street.

In 1880, H.C. Frevert constructed a three-story lime stone general store on the original Holyrood town site about 1/2 mile south of the current site. When the railroad was built north of the town site Frevert saw the benefit of being closer to the tracks. He dismantled the top two stories stone by stone reconstructing the two floors at its ...

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