Minot set to demolish Walders St. home bought in 2015

MINOT, N.D. - Right next to the construction site of the flood protection project in Minot is the structure that has become known to many as the Walders Street home.

That home, which the city purchased four years ago for nearly a quarter of a million dollars, will be now meet the wrecking ball after city leaders failed to find a buyer for it.

The home was the only remaining structure in the way of the 4th Avenue floodwall construction.

The Minot City Council voted Monday night to approve demolition of the home. City leaders tried to sell the home four different times, but were unable to find a buyer.

The city purchased the home in 2015 with the goal of making it either part of the town's green space, or a museum dedicated to the flood project.

The structure did serve a brief purpose as a temporary home for the AmeriCorps Vistas students.

The demo will cost around $13,000.

The house that used to be the gift shop ‘Home Sweet Home,’ which was down the street from the Walders Home, was salvaged and moved last June to make way for the flood project.