Asotin County Courthouse

135 Second Street, Asotin, WA

Three building brick courthouse complex built in 1905/1907/1936

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Asotin County Courthouse

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2011

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Description 

The original Asotin County Courthouse burned down on August 16, 1936. The fire was caused by arson. There was unproven speculation that the fire was the work of forces that wanted the county seat moved to Clarkston. Though there was further talk after the fire of moving the county seat to Clarkston, the Old Ayers Hotel (built in 1905) in Asotin was converted into a courthouse. The courthouse buildings were given an art deco facing on the first floor.

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody