(La Porte, IN) - Another run down property in La Porte has been demolished. It was a residential property located at 203 Pulaski Street.
The latest demolition reflects the standard Mayor Tom Dermody set for the city along with his mission to clean up La Porte when taking office just over a year ago. “We had a dilapidated property there. There was nothing safe about it. Broken windows. We found the makings of a meth lab in the garage and that’s just not acceptable in La Porte,” he said.
Dermody says the large house was once a symbol of pride with people telling stories about how they took piano lessons there growing up. The decline of the property started many years ago and it was condemned by the city last year.
According to Dermody, federal money was used to tear down the structure and other buildings in recent months like the old Tibma Bakery on Woodward Street along with the former Lady Rose Bar, and the building next to it, on East Lincolnway. He said the goal is to bring new housing and other development on the cleared parcels. “We are excited. We got much more work to do,” he said.