Questions To Answer Before Deciding Action On Waldron/Gitchell Building

The City of The Dalles will do more study before determining the future of the Waldron/Gitchell Building.  The City has received a proposal from local archeologist Eric Gleason that would involve forming a non-profit agency to assume the building, stabilize and restore it, and potentially move it from its current location on East First alongside the railroad tracks.  But Mayor Steve Lawrence says there are numerous questions to be answered before City Councilors can make a decision, starting with having City Manager Julie Krueger talk to the Union Pacific Railroad about right of way issues, then getting a legal determination of whether a non-profit agency can assume the City’s liability on the building.  The City has been trying to determine for some time whether or not the building can be saved or if it should be demolished.  

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