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Guest editorial: Another thought for Old Courthouse

Writer says no authentic Adair Countian would think of tearing Historic Courthouse down, but says it would be wonderful to see it self sustaining
Comments re article 40418 Guest editorial Thoughts on the Old CourthouseBy Tiffany Hadley Kessler

I love hearing ideas that keep the old courthouse useful. I have a hard time believing any authentic Adair Countian would want to see the courthouse torn down. But how wonderful it would be to see it financially self sustaining.

Glasgow has done a wonderful job with the old J C Penny building on their square.

It was a huge barren space so the city/county (not sure which or if it was together) purchased it and now have a successful antique store in addition to homemade arts and crafts.

The money the vendors pay for the booth space goes towards upkeep on the building.

And with the amount of "pickers", junk dealers, antique enthusiasts and arts/crafts talent in this area - I don't think it would take long to fill a decent size space. It's a wonderful way to keep a large old space open and running. Maybe draw in folks passing through this area.

Just an idea! -Tiffany (Hadley) Kessler

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