October 24, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - For $10 million or more, you could own a piece of Clark County history when the old courthouse building in downtown Las Vegas goes up for public auction in October.
The old Clark County courthouse on Third Street is up for sale eight years after it closed and the courts moved to the Regional Justice Center.
The old courthouse, a seven-story building that opened in 1960, needs extensive renovations and has attracted occasional vandals and homeless people since it shuttered in 2005.
County Department of Real Property Management director Jerry Stueve says a buyer could raze the building, which would help redevelopment efforts downtown.
Stueve tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/15bBA5N ) that the county will save $140,000 a year in maintenance costs once the building is sold.