Cheyenne to Save Artifacts of Old Building Before Demolition
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne city officials have agreed to spend up to $30,000 to save historic artifacts from a downtown building that will be demolished to make room for a new city courts building.
Mayor Marian Orr offered the money from her budget to the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board.
The board hopes to save light fixtures, doors, a window, a fireplace, and other items.
Board members originally wanted to complete a survey of the building with drawings and photos to be sent to the Library of Congress, but Orr said there wasn't time for that.
Demolition of the 142-year-old building Carey Building site at 308 W. 17th Street is planned early next year. The building is plagued by mold, asbestos and pigeon droppings.