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Morrison’s Manor House to come down

By Ed Byrne

The Brillion News

MORRISON – An iconic former supper club, known for its classic German cuisine, will be demolished shortly.

The Manor House has been sitting idle for several decades, the building slowly succumbing to the elements.

The brick shell is still standing, but the rest of the building has been decimated by years of neglect. The basement filled with water, the roof has long been compromised.

The Town of Morrison originally hoped to get someone to buy and restore the building at the corner of Mill Road and County W.

That never happened, and with infestations of vermin, the only option left became demolition.

That took many years to accomplish, but it finally happened on Tuesday of last week when the owner of the building, Thomas Calaway, signed papers allowing the town to raze the building.

That happened after the township started playing hardball and began issuing a citation for each day the building remained standing.

Town Chairman Tom Kempen was happy when he announced Calaway’s signature on the consent to raze documents at the March 8 town board meeting.

“The [demolition] contractor was e-mailed shortly after I received [the signature],” Kempen said. “This saga is almost complete.”

Please see the complete story in the March 17, 2016 edition of The Brillion News. 



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