Families walk down Main Street in downtown Placerville, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Placerville’s downtown courthouse has anchored Main Street for over 100 years, but current plans call for building a new courthouse on the west end of town behind the El Dorado County jail. Some are enthused about the prospect of a modern courthouse; the old one is cramped and outdated. Others have filed a lawsuit, saying the move will harm Placerville’s historic downtown and lead to blight.
Families walk down Main Street in downtown Placerville, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Placerville’s downtown courthouse has anchored Main Street for over 100 years, but current plans call for building a new courthouse on the west end of town behind the El Dorado County jail. Some are enthused about the prospect of a modern courthouse; the old one is cramped and outdated. Others have filed a lawsuit, saying the move will harm Placerville’s historic downtown and lead to blight. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Families walk down Main Street in downtown Placerville, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Placerville’s downtown courthouse has anchored Main Street for over 100 years, but current plans call for building a new courthouse on the west end of town behind the El Dorado County jail. Some are enthused about the prospect of a modern courthouse; the old one is cramped and outdated. Others have filed a lawsuit, saying the move will harm Placerville’s historic downtown and lead to blight. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

Planned move for Placerville courthouse rattles Gold Rush town

June 04, 2016 06:00 AM

UPDATED June 06, 2016 03:49 PM

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