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Makeover underway at Sidney's Camp Lookout


Courtney Fletcher

The Camp Lookout restoration, which includes a new balcony, is projected to be completed by April 2017. It's the oldest structure in Sidney.

Camp Lookout in Sidney is being restored by the Boothill Cemetery Committee.

The house known as Camp Lookout is located on the corner of Elm Street and 10th Avenue on the north side of Sidney. It was built in 1867 to provide shelter for soldiers from Fort Sedgwick, Colo.

The soldiers set up an outpost along Lodgepole Creek to protect railroad workers working on the Union Pacific. Later, known as the Sidney Barracks, it eventually became a lodging facility and then a private residence.

This week, carpenter Dave Melchior has been working on recreating the balcony.

"It's the oldest structure...

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