In Plymouth, at the turn of the century the County Commissioners’ building—at the rear of the 1820 Courthouse— was a jail. For many years it has been used by the County for office and storage space. Now that the town will develop the courthouse corridor as a municipal center, County Commissioners are planning to move. But, the move is easier said than done. County Commission Chairman Dan Pallotta:
“This is not an easy move. The County has hundreds of years of records—some that need to be destroyed properly, some that need to be preserved.”
A grant from the Secretary of State will help with preservation and to build a fireproof storage facility, including, says Palotta, “properly atmospheric conditions for colonial records we have. We have original colonial records, that hopefully will be something that will once again be on display.”
The County will move to the old Sheriff’s administration building: “…which is County owned,” Palotta says. “It houses the Entergy Emergency Management System, in the basement.”
The move will begin in late July and completion is set for August 8th.