By Scott Shephard
As some old timers say, "They don't build 'em like that anymore." That's certainly true of the Codington County Court House, which was built in the late 1920s. Though the building is beautiful, there is talk about the need for something more "modern." Modern isn't always architecturally interesting, though I understand the need for space, efficiency and security.
The problem with modern is that it often pays little respect to the "vintage." In fact, the antecedent to our current court house was destroyed to make room for it, even though the old building was itself a beautiful structure. Out with the old and in with the new, I guess.
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