Preservationists prevented demolition when the fire station became a local landmark, reports WXOW.com.
The La Crosse Heritage Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the 1940 building as a city landmark. The current building is not usable for a current fire department and can only fit one vehicle.
A fire official said that the fire station has mold, asbestos, gender equity issues restrooms so expanding the fire station would not be an option.
Whatever happens next with the building is not up to the preservation alliance.