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Mansion on Second Street Southwest could be demolished


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A mansion that has been a fixture on Second Street Southwest in Rochester for more than 100 years could be coming down.

The owner of the old Chardonnay House, formerly Melissa's on 2nd, has applied for a demolition permit for the home.

Curtis Schuster said anyone who wants to preserve the home at 723 2nd St. S.W. is welcome to have it for free if they are willing to move it off the property.

He said it would cost more than $250,000 to repair the building, and he's working with a local businessman to put a building on the site that includes a practice and some residential units.

Schuster said he would like to begin work on the site by the first of June, but the permit must first go in front of the Heritage Preservation Commission at the March 25th meeting and then the City Council.

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