Former Lake Park fire station being razed

  • Source: Racine Journal Times
  • Published: 01/07/2019 10:09 PM

The razing of the former Mount Pleasant/South Shore fire station in Lake Park, which closed in January 2014, began Monday. The site of the former firehouse at 3809 Sheridan Road, which dates to the mid 1960s, is destined to become part of adjacent Lake Park. Until recently, the South Shore Fire Department and Racine Fire Bells stored a few vehicles at the closed station, but South Shore Fire Chief Robert Stedman has said there were major problems with the building. In summer 2017, he told the Mount Pleasant Village Board’s Finance/Legal/License Committee that the water was off, the heat was maintained at a low temperature, the windows were “not in the best condition, (and) the sewer — I’ve said it before — we’re one flush away from a major sewer lateral project. The belief is the sewer pipes probably deteriorated, and it’s just a hole in the ground that goes out to the lateral.”


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