Step by step
Downtown Hartley buildings inch closer to complete removal
August 31, 2023
Progress took the form of demolition this week in downtown Hartley.
A crew from Schmillen Construction tore down the garage in the back of 170 S Central Ave., on Tuesday. Across the street at the old Capitol Theatre, a crew from Site Services, of Algona, began removing all asbestos-affected material from the building's interior.
Eventually, the building at 170 S Central Ave., which formerly housed Create-A-Craft, will be demolished. Hartley officials hope the theatre can be removed next year.
Hartley City Administrator Roxann Swanson said demolition of the former Create-A-Craft building wou...