LANSING | On Oct. 6, the structure known as the Busack building on Ridge Road just west of Grant Street was torn down.
The home dates back to the 1860s and carries great historical significance in the village of Lansing, according to the Lansing Historical Society.
Lansing Historical Society archives indicate that before a jail was built in the Village Hall constructed in the 1890s, the Busack building served as a place to detain criminals. It was where voting first took place in Lansing. It was a dance hall for many years where all the town's social events took place. It also served as a tavern, hotel and more recently a travel agency and barber shop.
The building was razed over the weekend as it was in need of major, costly repairs.