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Sandpoint

Sandpoint Community Hall

This old building has been standing across the creek near the railroad station and earlier had advertising signs of chewing tobacco and Bull Durham nailed to its walls. The jail, with its four cells, was on the lower floor and upstairs the City Council sat on plain pine benches and made decisions that affected the life of the citizens. They pondered such matters as a franchise for an electric light company, a water works franchise, and Earl Farmin`s resolution to prohibit gambling. Things got pretty busy for the council and more room was needed. The next few years saw a move to a wooden building that Mr. Farmin had built next to his barn on 1st Avenue and later the Star Market hall was rented for conducting city business. Sandpoint`s historic log community hall at 204 S. First Avenue is available for meetings, with 5400 square feet, several rooms and large kitchen.