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Johnson City celebrates renovation of historic property


The Johnson City Board of Commissioners and municipal staff celebrated the renovations of the historic 401 Ashe Street building with a ribbon cutting. Originally the Johnson City Postal Savings Bank and Post Office, the building served as the Washington County Courthouse from 1940 until 1985. It was then renovated and served as the Washington County 911 Emergency Communication District until 2017. The building sat empty for several years before it was acquired by Johnson City in 2022. The city has spent $5 million in state funding to renovate the historic structure with the hopes of attracting new tenants and anchoring the West Walnut redevelopment project. City leaders are presently interviewing potential tenants – including in the rural healthcare industry – interested in locating to the facility.