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Historic 1915 courthouse in Adams County to be demolished

A 1915 historic courthouse in Adams County is slated to be demolished after the abandoned building was condemned in the spring.

KTVB-TV reported that the Adams County commissioners on Sept. 15 sought bids for contractors to gut the more than 100-year-old courthouse that sits atop a hill in the town of Council.

Some residents don’t want to see it go. Danna Barnhart says it’s one of the oldest courthouses in the state.

Adams County commissioner Mike Paradis said the decision to demolish the historic building didn’t come easily. But he said it’s too expensive to repair.

He says they plan to salve everything of historic value such as the building’s red bricks.

According to Idaho Heritage Trust, the Adams County Courthouse was built in 1915 and housed the county court as well as other administrative offices. The organization says the building was vacated by the county in 2000.

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