Although it is months away from completion, a building being remodeled in downtown Levelland will give the public access to some key county offices while freeing up cramped offices in the county courthouse.
The building at 618 Ave. H was built in 1926 or 1927 and has served the community in different ways over the years.
It was a bank for decades before later being remodeled for retail use. The building was home to Eddieís Cowboy Store and later became a gift store before closing several years ago.
Overcrowding in the county courthouse prompted county commissioners to look at acquiring another building for county offices.
‘That’s one of the reasons that was in the back of everybodyís minds when the commissioners court decided to buy that building,’ said County Judge Larry Sprowls.
Commissioners bought the building in 2011 and paid approximately $82,000 for it.