The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Steve Salins

Adams County Courthouse added to National Register of Historic Places


Last updated 2/1/2019 at 9:52am

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The Adams County Courthouse is now the ninth listing on the National Register of Historic Places from Adams County. Other listings include the Railroad Depot Museum, The Burroughs House and the Carnegie Library.

December 7, 2018 became more than Pearl Harbor Day for residents of Ritzville and Adams County. The Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) notified Ritzville and Adams County residents that the Adams County Courthouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Although Ritzville now hosts six of nine properties in Adams County which have been listed in the National Register, criteria for recognition is not lax. To be listed, a property must be at least 50 years old and retain historic character. The notification from the Department of Hist...

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