Fauver Hill school building being demolished

Demolition of the Fauver Hill building in Onalaska took place along Highway 16 Friday.

The Fauver Hill building began as a school in the late 1800s.

The school operated as part of the Onalaska School district until 1999, when it was closed.

The building location will be green space, though the site’s current owner Gundersen Health System may use the space for future development.

Gundersen Health System is working with several partners to save.parts of the historic parts of the building, including the cornerstone, signage and bricks.

For those looking to keep a piece of history, bricks are available for purchase from the Onalaska Education Foundation.