Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Franklin County Court house

On November 28th, 1883, Franklin County was created by territory legislative action.

this building was created in January, 1912,when  the bid of Misho & Grant of $74,215 was accepted for a new courthouse to be built on North 4th Avenue in Pasco. The architect was C. Lewis Wilson and Co. of Seattle, Washington. In May the bid of C.C. Belknap Glass Co. of $3000 was accepted to furnish and install the art glass dome and two art glass skylights.

In 1978 the Franklin County Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In November lights were installed to illuminate the silver dome of the courthouse at a cost of $20,000, the final project of the 1984 Pasco Centennial Commission.

In September, 2002 voters approved a bond of $10.2 million for restoration of the courthouse.

In December, 2005 Franklin County received a grant from the state of Washington for $2.7 million for the historical restoration aspect of the courthouse renovation.

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