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Old window replacement brings new concerns


Caitlin Sievers

Pictured is one of the historic windows removed from the Post Commander's home.

Conversation at Tuesday's Cheyenne County Historical Association board meeting broke into an angry debate over the board's decision to replace the historic windows in a local land mark with modern ones.

"They replaced 147-year-old windows with modern-era vinyl clad wooden windows, because these were beyond repair in their estimation," said Tamara Nelsen at a Historic Preservation Board meeting earlier that day.

The CCHA's decision to replace these windows, in 2011, was motivated by what it saw as irreparable damage to the historic windows and an effort to protect the artifacts in the Post...

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