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Seneca Co. Courthouse Demolition: 01-04

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The 1884 Seneca County courthouse is shown as final preparations are made for its demolition in Tiffin, Ohio.

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Lin Talbot-Koehl, of Tiffin, creates a sign before protesting in front of the courthouse.

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Protesters stand in front of the statue of William Harvey Gibson on the courthouse lawn.

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Nancy Rubenstein, of Tiffin, stands in front of the courthouse.

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Lenora Livingston, of Tiffin, left, and Brenda Stultz, of Adams Twp., hang a sign which reads in part "Save Our Courthouse".

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From left, Nancy Rubenstein, Suzanne Smith, Lin Talbot-Koehl, all of Tiffin, Mary Lewis, of Seneca County, Brenda Stultz, of Adams Twp., and Karin Brown, of Tiffin, protest the scheduled demolition of the Seneca County Courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011 in Tiffin. Demolition has been delayed a couple of days for the more than 125-year-old courthouse that preservationists had hoped to save.

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Lin Talbot-Koehl, left, and her daughter Kristina Talbot-Koehl, 16, both of Tiffin protest the demolition of the 1884 Seneca County courthouse.

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Lin Talbot-Koehl, left, and her daughter Kristina both protest outside the Seneca County courthouse.

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Suzanne Smith, of Tiffin, takes photographs of the county courthouse on the morning of its scheduled demolition.

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Elva Einsel, 83, of Tiffin, poses for a photograph outside the Seneca County Courthouse. She has lived in Tiffin for 21 years.

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Workers assemble a crane in preparation for demolition of The Seneca County Courthouse.

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Workers assemble a crane amid rubble from The Seneca County Courthouse.

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A nativity set still stands outside the courthouse.

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Workers prepare to assemble a crane.

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Some steps of the Seneca County Courthouse have been removed.

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Some steps and other parts of the courthouse have been removed.

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Suzanne Smith of Eden Township in Seneca County demonstrates outside the Courthouse.

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Workers prepare to assemble a crane, left.

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Heavy machinery is used as crews demolish the large staircase leading to the west side of the Seneca County Courthouse.

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Heavy machinery is used as crews demolish the large staircase leading to the west side of the Seneca County Courthouse.

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