In November 2010, the city of Woodstock agreed to accept the Old Courthouse and Sheriff's House as a donation with the then-stated goal of "bringing the property up to code and working with a private entity to take over."
Since then, the city has rehabbed it to make it more attractive to potential sellers. But it's been several years of time, effort and work.
In May of 2014, the city's search for a private owner for the historical landmarks on the Square ended and resulted in two very different proposals.
Northwest Herald's take
Lyons: Sense of history battles dollars and cents - Kevin Lyons
Oliver: What's old can be new with creativity, vision - Joan Oliver
Oliver: Cautious optimism for old courthouse project - Joan Oliver
Track record dismal - Letter to the Editor