Moisture Identified as The Problem in Historic Stutsman County Courthouse

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) The State Historical Society of North Dakota will make repairs to the historic Stutsman County Courthouse following an inspection that identified moisture as the building’s primary problem.

The society owns the historic 1883 building and received $60,000 in June from the state’s Emergency Commission in to begin interior repairs.

Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Fern Swenson says repairs already underway will help with the problem, but the workers also need to get some dehumidifiers in the basement.

The emergency funds came after Stutsman County officials voiced concern about the old courthouse’s remaining connections with the new courthouse. A study from an environmental consultant showed that the old courthouse has mold, but it had not gotten into the new building.


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