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Title: The Contract Let
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Building of Warren's Capitol Will Begia August 1st.

Last Thusday afternoon the Warren County Commissioners let the contract for the building of the court house at Williamsport, destroyed by fire last January. Frank Jahn of Champaign, Ills., and L. N. Cope, of Decatur, Ills., were the successful bidders and secured the contract for $68,050.

There were five bidders as follows: W. P. Carmichael, Williamsport...$73,855 McArthur Bros. Chicago.78,061 Davis and Mitchell, Danville, Ills.,.....70,772 Moore Bros. Kokomo, Ind.,.....71,046 Jahn and Cope Champaign, Ills.,.....68,050.

What remains of the old building will be used as far as possible and the new part of the building will be constructed of vitrified pressed brick and Bedford stone trimmings. The new building will be somewhat larger than the old structure and arranged differently on the interior with a rotunda and four wings, something like our state house. The contract calls for the building to be completed by Aug. 1st 1908, but the contractors hope to turn the building over to the county by June 1st.

The contract for the jailors residence and jail was not let at this meeting but will be let at a meeting to be held August 31st.

Date: 7/25/1907
Origin: West Lebanon Gazette
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Record ID: 00002606
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Court House
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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