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A piece of history, Maennerchor Hall comes down


This is a picture of Maennerchor Hall before it was torn down.

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After 103 years, one of Ellinwood’s iconic buildings was demolished.

Due to its deteriorated condition, Maennerchor Hall was beyond repair. Therefore, the local owners, Ron and Connie Potts, decided to have the old building, located on East B Street, bulldozed on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

"We replaced the roof three times already," Connie Potts said. "We just couldn’t see doing it again."

But, it was a very hard decision for them to make. "I’ll always remember it because I grew up in the little house north of it," Potts said.

The Potts owned the property since May of ...

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