The Steuben County Courthouse was recently publicly auctioned for $2,500.
In the early 1900’s the courthouse held county court sessions and administrative offices up until the 80s.
Since then, the property was no longer used as a courthouse after matters were moved to Hornell City Hall.
In recent years, the courthouse was used by the Steuben County branch of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. However, by the end of September 2017, the branch was moved to another location.
Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler said the auction of the courthouse came after the county realized there was no longer significant use of the building anymore.
Wheeler spoke about it during our weekly “Ask The Manager,” segment on 18 News at Noon.