Northern Wyoming Daily News - Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years

By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

To preserve or not to preserve, that is the question for Main Street Thermopolis

 

April 6, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

A carpet of green mold covers the floor of one of the rooms in the historic building on Arapahoe Street in Thermopolis. Main Street Thermopolis is considering taking on the building to preserve the building and protect adjacent buildings.

THERMOPOLIS – Local and state officials toured an abandoned Thermopolis building to begin the process of determining its fate.

Wednesday morning members of the community representing Main Street Thermopolis, the town council, Hot Springs County Commissioners, local media and downtown building owners along with Linda Klinck of Wyoming Main Street and Linda Kiisk of the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office met at an abandoned historic building at 518 Arapahoe in Thermopolis to tour the building, braving mold, mildew and possible animal encounters, to gauge its structural integrity bef...



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