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Billings County Museum (Old Billings County Courthouse)
It was not unusual for buildings on the western frontier to be moved or repurposed. The former courthouse surrounds and encases an earlier house that had a hipped roof and clapboard walls. After becoming the courthouse, the original central unit was enlarged with addition of brick annexes on each side, with the south wing used as a jail. In 1913, further remodeling added a second-floor courtroom with a gabled roof. A brick addition to the north side of the building in 1953 served as the Register of Deeds office until the courthouse relocated to a new building. The building continues to serve the community as a historical museum that collects and maintains local records and artifacts relating to Medora’s heritage.
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