The former jail in Paxton was last used in 1993, and at that time it was the oldest operating jail. (photo used under Creative Commons from Flickr user jimmywayne)
By Metro News Service
PAXTON - The Ford County Board is moving forward with plans to tear down the former jail in Paxton.
The 141-year-old structure also served as the home for the sheriff and was named one of the state's most endangered historic places.
The board is giving a foundation that works to preserve the town's past a chance to save the building. The Paxton Foundation has been invited to attend the board's next meeting in January to discuss the building's future.
That future could include things like a museum or bed and breakfast. The jail has not been used by the county since 1993.