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City holds off on labeling old museum "dangerous"


The building on the right may be declared a "dangerous" building by the city of Grand Coulee. Barely a foot of space is between this building and one being remodeled for a new business on the left, scheduled to open in the spring. City officials are concerned about vandalism of the older building as well as posing a fire danger. - Roger Lucas photo

The City of Grand Coulee has put off a decision to proceed on a "dangerous" building declaration until at least the end of January.

The building once held the museum of Constantinos Vlachos, an inventor and colorful character that was best known for developing the Tri-Phibian automobile, which was powered by a "thermo-hydraulic" motor. Vlachos nearly lost his life when the vehicle caught fire d...

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