This video was recorded in the morning on December 3rd, 2016. It was a crisp, quiet morning in Alexandria and I made the mistake of not wearing gloves. It was getting painful so I had to cut my aerial visit short but did capture some decent video of the building and the north end of Broadway. When my quadcopter heads away from the court house towards Broadway you will see the former Central Junior High School. This is where I attended school from 7th to 9th grades and it is now the Law Enforcement Center as well as housing other government agencies such as a Department of Motor Vehicles office. On the east side of the building in the lower level is the Douglas County Library.
The Douglas County web-site has this posted about the building, “The official business of the county was held in officer’s homes until 1867 when the county commissioners voted to rent a small frame building on Main Street for the county offices. The first county jail was built in 1868. It was a 12 x 14 foot building of oak timbers with ceiling, floors, and walls one half foot thick. In 1875, the widow of William Hicks donated Block 34 of the Original Town Site of Alexandria to the county with the provision that it be used for building a courthouse. In 1876, a two story frame building with five offices on the ground floor was erected. The second floor was used as a courtroom. This building was used for over 20 years until the first courthouse at the present location was built in 1880 with a brick jail on the same lot.
The county government went through a reorganization in 1888 and new commissioners were appointed by the State Legislature. This was the last appointed county board as county commissioners have been chosen through the election process since.”