Mazel Tov, Clark County Courthouse!

I have been practicing law in Clark County Since 2002.  For over 10+ years this has been my home in the legal community.  It goes without saying but certainly worth mentioning, I have spent a significant chunk of that time at the Clark County Courthouse.  Whether it was making first appearance on a criminal matter, taking a felony or misdemeanor case to trial and everything procedural in between including motions to suppress evidence.  Or saying good bye to departing judges and welcoming a board new judges — the Clark County Courthouse has been like a home of sorts to me and many attorneys primarily practicing law in southwest Washington.

That is why, I was very pleased to read in The Columbian earlier this week the Clark County Courthouse has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  According to the article, the distinction of making the National Register of Historic Places “means the building is architecturally and historically significant and worthy of long term preservation”.  Furthermore, “[t]he addition to the register means it will be harder, if not impossible, to perform large scale renovations to the courthouse without at the same time maintaining the buildings historic character and ties to the past”.

The article also provides a lesson in local architecture and its history.  For example, the courthouse was designed by Salli Hilborn. Hilborn also designed the Savings and Loan Building which is now home to the Chase Bank (Broadway Branch) and The Columbian’s Building (701 W. 8th St.).  The building was dedicated on November 29, 1941.

To read the article in its entirety please click the following link.