Moscow City Hall (Idaho)

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Moscow Post Office and Courthouse
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Moscow City Hall (Idaho) is located in Idaho
Moscow City Hall (Idaho)
Moscow City Hall (Idaho) is located in the US
Moscow City Hall (Idaho)
Location 206 E. Third Street
Moscow, Idaho
Coordinates 46°43′58″N 116°59′59″W / 46.732670°N 116.999722°W / 46.732670; -116.999722Coordinates: 46°43′58″N 116°59′59″W / 46.732670°N 116.999722°W / 46.732670; -116.999722
Area less than one acre
Built 1911, 106 years ago
Architect U.S. Treasury Dept.
Architectural style Late Victorian, Eclectic
NRHP Reference # 73000686[1]
Added to NRHP July 3, 1973

The City Hall of Moscow, Idaho, formerly known as the Moscow Post Office and Courthouse, also known as Moscow Federal Building, is a building in Moscow built 106 years ago in 1911. It reflects Late Victorian and Eclectic architecture.[2]

As a federal building, it served historically as a post office and a courthouse of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973,[1] it was vacated in 1974 when the new federal building opened two blocks away.[3] Two years later, it was acquired by the city from the General Services Administration for $70,000,[4][5] with half of that funded from the state historical society. At the time, the land alone was valued at $100,000.[6]

Rejected for use as a library in 1979,[7] it became a community center in the early 1980s.[8][9][10]

A bond issue to fund a renovation was defeated in late 1986,[11] it became the city hall of the municipality in the 1990s.[12][13]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Moscow has new federal building". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. May 11, 1912. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "New building for Moscow". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. June 6, 1972. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "City to buy post office". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. March 4, 1976. p. 23. 
  5. ^ Devlin, Sherry (July 10, 1984). "Use old post office, Moscow group says". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. A6. 
  6. ^ Ellingsen, Linda (October 18, 1978). "Idaho city votes funds to clean old post office". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 6. 
  7. ^ "Old post office use as a library rejected". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Spokane Daily Chronicle. September 19, 1979. p. 5. 
  8. ^ "Post office's role set". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 20, 1981. p. 7. 
  9. ^ Devlin, Sherry (November 13, 1986). "$1.9 million sought for Moscow post office". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. A6. 
  10. ^ Devlin, Sherry (February 15, 1984). "Revival". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. p. 3. 
  11. ^ Devlin, Sherry (November 19, 1986). "Moscow voters reject post office conversion". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. p. A3. 
  12. ^ Burton, Gregory H. "Lead found in Moscow City Hall paint". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. p. A1. 
  13. ^ [Federal Judicial Center Historic Federal Courthouses page on the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Moscow, Idaho].

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