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Adair Co Courthouse: Being in use is important thing

Richard Raines writes:
I personally would not be upset either way about the flat-roofed wings on the courthouse, whether they are left or whether they are removed. I just hope that the building is put to good use by tenants/users who will take care of the building.

I hated to see it set there empty with utilities cut off.

It seems a vacant building goes down so much quicker than one that is being used. Also, I worry about vandalism if it is empty.

I know the flat on the wings are a problem for leaks, but they might provide extra space a potential tenant would like to have. I also think the building would be pretty returned to original "footprint" but I just wonder how hard it would be to remove wings and replace windows and fix the walls to where they didn't bear "scars" of where the wings were if they were removed. -RICHARD RAINES
Thanks. Happy to hear you agree with the decision by Ellen Zornes and the Adair Heritage Association, backed by Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton and with the unanimous backing of Fiscal Court, to turn the utilities back on and put the building to use. Hope you are there December 3, 2011, when the AHA will show it off. Incidentally, one very important thing everyone can do to give immediate support to Preservation/Economic Development efforts to simply maintain membership in the Adair Heritage Association. -EW

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