DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Devils Lake engineer says the city’s century-old VFW building that presents accessibility issues for many older and disabled veterans is in its initial stage to be remodeled, with money being the key factor to move it forward.

City engineer Mike Grafsgaard tells the Devils Lake Journal that VFW members have been the chief source of funding to improve the building.

Grafsgaard says a remodel to make the building fully compliant with ADA standards could cost anywhere from $70,000 to $150,000, depending on the scope of the project.

Grafsgaard says if funding efforts are successful the next step would be to plan out the construction process of the project.

The VFW building is considered a landmark in downtown Devils Lake, and it’s been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1989.

Information from: Devils Lake Journal,

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