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Gadsden sheriff locates old Quincy police station

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young has located the old Quincy Police Station that sat on the Quincy Courthouse Square during the 1950s and early 1960s. The building is located at the intersection of State Road 12 and U.S. 90 West near Douglas City.

The roof of the building is gone and the building has been stripped and left abandoned. The building was moved to Douglas City in the 1960s, where it was used as a gas station office for many years until the station closed sometime in the 1980s.

Young noticed the old building during a clean-up of the property recently, and decided to talk with the owner of the property, Wilson Hinson, who said he would donate the old building if it could be moved.

In 1963, the building was set to be razed and was the center of a controversy. The Gadsden County Commission ordered the building razed initially, but eventually saved and moved it to its current location.

Young is asking anyone who would like to participate in saving the building to attend a meeting at the Sheriff’s Office (339 East Jefferson Street) from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.

By Randall Lieberman