By Tim Kowols
Last week’s decision to raze the 100-plus-year-old granary on the city’s west side has not halted the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society’s efforts to try and save it. The organization expects to hear back in just over two weeks on whether the structure would be included on the State and National Historic Register. Christie Weber from the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society says the timeline to form a feasible plan for the granary by January 1 is tight and believes the city could have gone a different direction.
Weber charges the city with neglecting the building for several years, leading it to its current state of disrepair. The granary has been fenced off since May 26 after Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman issued a Notice of Emergency Action due to noxious odors inside the building and safety concerns.