House, building come down at Lincolnway & Tyler as part of new hospital campus plan

Photos courtesy of Pavey Excavating

Pavey Excavating Co. of LaPorte made quick work of a large house and a small building at the northwest corner of Lincolnway and Tyler Street the week of Jan. 15, 2018. Removal of the two-story house and the small commercial building that stood behind it on Tyler are part of the work toward clearing property for a new LaPorte Hospital campus. “The new facility will be located on property adjacent to the current hospital. An announcement about this final location will be made soon,” according to the informational site newlaportehospital.com. Specifics on the exact location(s) and buildings have yet to be released.

Hospital officials are meeting with the public to answer questions. For that meeting schedule, click on this WNLP story link:

http://whatsnewlaporte.com/2018/01/10/ceo-to-speak-on-hospitals-future-at-upcoming-public-meetings/

And this NWI Times story reports some information from the first of those meetings:

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/laporte/laporte-hospital-narrows-choices-for-new-location-to-sites/article_effca098-080d-5fcc-b652-c7bde1f83f1c.html

5 Responses to “House, building come down at Lincolnway & Tyler as part of new hospital campus plan”

  1. Kal

    Jan 22. 2018

    Does it bother anyone else that lph keeps tearing down instead of building up.? This demolition may be slated for, well who knows what. A parking garage perhaps? Charge $ .50 to park; as the old Porter hospital did, I’ll bet it paid for itself after a time. It had to have had. Downtown La Porte?! What 12 square blocks of parking lot!? Great.

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  2. Denise

    Jan 22. 2018

    Was this house the former Danitschek Printing business in the late 1970s, early 1980s?

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    • R Brauer

      Jan 22. 2018

      I knew the family. Yes, that was the former Danitschek building. From what I heard, the foundation of that building became unstable, hence the need to take it down.

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  3. Joanne Ohlis Neuman

    Jan 24. 2018

    That was my great aunt’s house and we lived there from 1966-1967 after returning from California. Sad to see it has come down. I had always thought it would have been a good idea to have it moved out of town and have it brought up to date!

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