100th Anniversary Of Federal Building
A building in Yakima celebrates its centennial anniversary today.
The William o. Douglas Federal Building and Courthouse celebrates 100 years from its grand opening in 1912.
The first court case ever tried in the building on 3rd street was in July of its opening year.
When the building was first built it housed a post office as well as a weather bureau.
The building was named after Supreme Court Justice William Douglas, who served a term of more than 36 years.
The building was added to the national register of historic places in 1979.