VIDEO | Demolition of Devenport family home in West Bend

Oct. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The demolition of the Devenport family home on the southwest corner of Highway 33 and Scenic Drive started at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

It was a mere 28 minutes later and the old red brick two-story farmhouse was no more. The live broadcast drew thousands of viewers; many lamented the loss of a fine structure and some expressed sadness at what may be deemed “progress.”

Christi Spurgin OttersteinAnd the house stands so strong
Annie Spalsbury I am crying for this family 🙁
Kris Marks23:10 How long was the house vacant?
Margaret Pfaff4:58 Could the house have been moved?
Katie Ennis31:15 This is just sad to watch!

According to records in the West Bend city assessor’s office the Devenport property on W. Washington Street, was annexed into the city in February 2018.

The 39.575 acres sold to Morries West Bend H RE, LLC.    


The parcel will soon be home to the new West Bend Honda Subaru.

 

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