An old school building in La Crosse could soon be
labeled as a historic site.
The old Roosevelt Elementary School building is being
considered for the historic desgination by the Wisconsin
Historic Preservation review board.
The building has stood empty since the La Crosse School
District moved into the new Northside Elementary .
and sold the building to a developer.
The president of the local preservation alliance says
if the former school building is deemed a historic
it would open up tax credits for the developer .
making it easier to make renovations.
It's good for our local economy, it's good for saving
a building, it's good for the environment, and it's
keeping a part of the city's heritage intact.
Roosevelt Elementary was originally built in the 19-20's.
A vote on the building's historic status will be held