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Rogers Officials Mull Use For Former City Hall

Posted: March 20, 2014 at 6 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF During a walk-through of the former Rogers City Hall, Greg Hines, left, Rogers mayor, tells a resident Wednesday county and state offices have moved from the building at Third and Poplar streets to a building at 15th and Walnut streets. Hines toured the old city hall with David Hook, city facility management director, to discuss uses for the building. Hines brought his dog, Birdie, along on the tour.

How to best use a building at Third and Poplar streets most recently used for county government satellite offices was the question before officials touring the building Wednesday.

AT A GLANCE

Building History

The former city hall at Third and Poplar streets has a history spanning several decades.

• The building was a Masonic Lodge, where the DeMolay held dances, before the city bought the building for a City Hall about 1985.

• City offices moved into the current City Hall at 301 W. Chestnut St. in 2006.

• Benton County leased the space from the city in 2007 as a courthouse annex and remained until March. County officials cited the lack of parking space as a reason for the move. County officials bought the former USA Drug building at 15th and Walnut streets and moved the annex there.

Source: Staff Report

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