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City hall revamp plan announced

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SNOQUALMIE - One of the most historic buildings in Snoqualmie will be getting a makeover.

The old Snoqualmie City Hall building, located at the corner of Falls Avenue and River Street, will undergo renovations this year that will restore it to its original look.

"The building is registered as a King County landmark," said Snoqualmie building official Jim Tinner. "Not only do we want it to be historically renovated, we are actually required to do it."

The building started out as a bank in 1923, but was later donated to Snoqualmie to be used as a city hall in 1976. An addition on the back of the building added in the 1940s acted as an office for the mayor.

It was was being used for City Council and Planning Commission meetings as well as for storage when it was damaged in the Feb. 28, 2001, Nisqually Earthquake. Damage to the structure was so severe it had to be closed up.

Since then the city has mulled over plans and funding for the building's renovation. It hired Seattle architecture firm Bola to design the renovations of the building, which specializes in historical projects.

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