A visible sign of progress in La Crescent as the site for a new event center is prepared for construction.
It meant that the former American Legion building needed to come down.
Demolition work of the five decade building began Tuesday.
Plans call for a $4 million multi-use event center on the site. A Best Western Plus Hotel adjacent to the center is also planned.
So far, the non-profit group leading the project has raised $2.2 million.
Part of the new event center will feature space for American Legion members.