Historic Storms Hall to be demolished
By Julie Rossman
With recent approval from the Union Grove Village Board and the Community Development Authority to allow McDonald’s to build a restaurant at 835 15th Avenue (Highway 11), the historic Storms Hall will be demolished to make way for the new addition to Union Grove.
Storms Hall, which opened in 1922, served as a dormitory for the Racine-Kenosha County Teachers College, which was housed in the building directly to the west, now home to the Union Grove Municipal Building.
In the March 28 edition of the Westine Report, watch for community reaction to McDonald’s coming to Union Grove. Then, in two weeks, look for a story about the history of Storms Hall from the perspective of community members who were both elementary and college students at the teachers college.