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'Rock Houses' receives $131,000 grant


August 26, 2021

Washington trust for historic preservation

Local businessman Clint Dobson is credited with building the rock houses and station between 1934 and 1936.

LaCROSSE - Money to finish the LaCrosse "Rock Houses" was provided by the state.

LaCrosse Community Pride was chosen to receive $131,000 through the Washington State Heritage Capital Project Grant program.

The grant funds construction costs for converting the historic basalt buildings into a Heritage Museum and Ice Age Floods Center, and places for visitors to stay.

Collectively known as the Rock Houses, the structures were built during the Great Depression and are a part of the rural heritage for the town.

Bunkhouses 2, 3 and 4 still need interiors, insulation, sheetrock, and furnishings,...

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