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Historical Society Purchases Armory Building

The Nevada County Historical Society Friday closed escrow on the purchase of the National Guard Armory building in Nevada City.¬† The 10,800 square foot building located at the corner of Zion and Ridge Roads has been vacant for quite some time. The purchase price was $210,000 and Historical Society Board President Daniel Ketchum says¬† the plan is to move the Searles Historical Library out of it’s cramped quarters on Pine street into a portion of the Armory Building.*

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The Historical Society has been maintaining a Searls Building Fund for several years and donors have generously been adding to it. Last year the Historical Society received a generout $100,000 donation that helped them push over the top to be able to purchase the armory building.*

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Ketchum says after 6 months to make repairs, they should be able to move the Searles Historical Library into it’s new location.

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