SNAPPED- Hidden Casper: The Municipal Garage

(File Photo, Oil City News)

The Municipal Garage was a topic considered by Casper City Council at a work session last Tuesday.  At issue was a potential land swap between a lot owned by the city and a lot owned by Phil Schmidt.

While details are still being ironed out, including an incongruence between the relative property values and a questions concerning demolition and asbestos abatement,  one thing stood out:  A Municipal Garage exists, on David Street, within the interior of the old Plains furniture building.

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The City acquired the property last year, in anticipation of using the property for downtown support. However after it was discovered that a structure, attached to the historic firehouse, existed within the structure of the Plains furniture building, plans for a deal began to take shape.  Currently the city of Casper has discussed the possibility of a deal that would allow Phil Schmidt to own the currently hidden portions of the firehouse, also-known-as “The Municipal Garage,” and the city would take possession of land that is adjacent to the currently-under-construction David Street Station.

Negotiations for a possible land swap of the properties is currently being considered.

Oil City was able to retrieve these photos from our archives.  They were taken when a staff member was in the old Plains building several months ago.  The photos were taken from a ladder, after a ceiling tile was lifted and the photographer was able to see the disused structure.

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(File Photo, Oil City News)

(File Photo, Oil City)