State preservation expert David Goist said the group has saved many important records and documents, including a yellowing, brittle town map from 1870 that workers placed between pieces of tissue paper and cardboard. Other artifacts include tintype and daguerreotype photos of Chatham County area families and downtown buildings, books and letters, even a tattered, crumbling ledger from the old Pittsboro jail.
But while police and volunteers rescued much from the building, town and county leaders still don't know whether they can save the nearly 130-year-old landmark.
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My thanks to Wade Dorland for the update.