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Historic building reborn as Lakehaven Hall

Vollrath Co. purchased old Hamachek structure in May

11:29 AM, Sep. 5, 2013
Activities Director Paula Dowd and Lakeshore Community Center Inc. Board President Bob Orr stand inside the renovated Hamachek Hall, now Lakehaven Hall.
Activities Director Paula Dowd and Lakeshore Community Center Inc. Board President Bob Orr stand inside the renovated Hamachek Hall, now Lakehaven Hall.
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A new nonprofit organization has assumed ownership of a historic structure in downtown Kewaunee in hopes of making it a community center under a new name, Lakehaven Hall.

The former Hamachek Hall at 96 Ellis St. in Kewaunee was built by Frank Hamachek II in 1924 as a carpentry shop for Hamachek Machine Co. The shop built agricultural machines, most notably pea combines. The 8,400-square-foot building and the property it sits on was later privately owned as an art studio, was part of the defunct Kewaunee Renaissance project, and in May, The Vollrath Co. purchased the space.

Vollrath had the ...

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