Hinsdale County matched $41,800 from the SHF to restore this two-story, lap-sided building. Although its old golden oak furniture and six-over-six wavy glass windows remain, the structure had sagged on the southwest corner, cracking the plaster wall and buckling the floors. The county jacked up the building, put in a cement foundation, and repaired and replastered the damaged walls. Interpretive exhibits in the courthouse remind visitors that at this very building Susan B. Anthony once lectured for women’s suffrage, and Alfred Packer, the cannibal, was sentenced to hang.
Parts of this text taken from Guide to Colorado Historic Places by Thomas J. Noel