Friday, January 11, 2008

small town progress

"The last wall of the old Gilmer County Courthouse crashes to the ground around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, Jan. 7. The building, constructed as a hotel in 1898 and converted to a courthouse in 1934, will be replaced with a building similar in appearance to the historic structure." ~story on the front page of this week's local newspaper.

The people have spoken, and the old crumbling building was finally laid to rest. The new courthouse (phase I) can be seen in the above picture, on the left. Phase II of the new courthouse will begin soon to replace the old building, shown in this artist rendering:

Also in the paper: "The date of the new library’s grand opening celebration and open house has been set for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend."

New library, new courthouse, progress is alive and well in our home town!


June said...

I always hate to see old structures erases history from our eyes. But I know there are a lot of good reasons to: energy efficiency, handicap access, safety, etc. Your new courthouse looks very nice.

The Calico Cat said...

Is your husband in charge of this too?

BTW in DC there was a historic fire house (more accurately, there were a couple walls of a historic fire house) The new building includes those walls!

doubleknot said...

Looks like it is going to be a nice court house and everyone can always use a new library especially if it is bigger. We have a lot of new houseing going on in our area but with the housing market down a lot of it has come to a screeching stop.