Garage buliding demolished

Garage building comes down


Tearing down the Lehrling building began Thursday, June 2. It once was the home of the Chevrolet dealer in downtown Mankato.

A Mankato landmark has in recent days yielded to to the crushing blows of an excavator, but as its fell current and former residents of the community shared their memories of the building on this newspaper's Facebook page.

For much of its existence, the building housed a Chevrolet dealership operated by a series of owners, but it was more than a place for automobiles. After the dealership closed it had other tenants including a donut shop, chiropractor's office and income tax accounting business.

In the 1950s, it was but one of several Mankato buildings which housed new vehicle dealership...

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