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Council debates fate of city’s oldest building

The historic Gitchell Building on First Street, built in the late 1800s and owned by the city, may have to be torn down. The building has been deemed structurally unsound and could collapse even in a relatively minor seismic event.

Photo by Jesse Burkhardt
The historic Gitchell Building on First Street, built in the late 1800s and owned by the city, may have to be torn down. The building has been deemed structurally unsound and could collapse even in a relatively minor seismic event.



The historic Gitchell Building on First Street in The Dalles may be down to the last of its nine lives...

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