Prior to 1968, the current Moscow Police station, located on Fourth Street, was home to a creamery called “Korter’s Pasteurized Milk.” After use as a creamery under William and Julia Korter’s ownership, the building was occupied by other businesses, including J&J Glass, until the City purchased the property from the Korters on May 15, 1968. At that time, it became City Hall and the Police Department.
In the later 1970’s, the City purchased the current City Hall from the Federal Government and later, the former Job Service Building from the State of Idaho, renamed the Paul Mann Building in honor of former Moscow Mayor and University of Idaho professor Paul Mann. As renovations were made, City Hall has become home to the City Council Chambers, Mayor’s office, Administration, Finance, Arts, and Legal Departments, and the Third Street Art Gallery.
The Community Development and Engineering Departments moved to the Paul Mann Building and the Police Department remained in the Fourth Street building.