County to Seek Assessment of Damage to Courthouse

The south side of the old Sheridan County Courthouse. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County will probably hire TSP of Sheridan to provide an assessment of water damage to the old county courthouse on Main Street and determine how to best effect a repair.

County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller discussed the problem with county commissioners during a staff meeting Monday morning. Obermueller said the damage was discovered after the rains in Sheridan a couple of weeks ago, and said the damage appears to be caused by failure of the gutters on the south side of the old courthouse building.

Obermueller said TSP not only is the main architect for the courthouse, dating back to renovations to the building in 2006, but the firm also is historic-building certified. That's an important consideration because the old courthouse structure is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The old courthouse, which houses several offices and Sheridan County's circuit court, was built in 1904.

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One side of the upper corners of the courthouse. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The other south corner of the old courthouse. (Photo by Pat Blair)