Esbon Land Bank razes first building


January 26, 2023

The Esbon Community Land Bank took on its first of many projects with the demolition of this building on Grand Avenue in Esbon. Most recently the building has been used by Terry Pate to store antiques. Previously the building has been used a funeral home and as a variety store.


The Esbon Land Bank was organized in February, 2022. The Esbon Land Bank joined the other Jewell County communities of Burr Oak, Formoso, Jewell and Mankato which had establiehed land banks.

The mission of the land bank is to acquire, manage, maintain and repurpose vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties. They can also have structures razed if they are unstable.

The properties are acquired by purchase or donation.

The Esbon Land Bank is in the process of completing their first project. A long vacant commercialbuilding located at 408 Grand Avenue was purchased. The funds were provided...

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