Progress is being made!
The upper staircase and ceiling of the Old Courthouse’s entrance is now being restored.
Our newest discovery in August 2018! The Courtroom ceiling has revealed some fantastic stenciled designs.
Scaffolding has been erected on the back of the Old Courthouse.
The masonry is currently undergoing renovations and this project will continue for several more years.
The next phase of tuck pointing is the west wall of the old courthouse.
The bottom portion of the front steps have already been replaced but the top portion under the arch entrance will be addressed in the near future. The wood stairs under the carpet are in poor shape and need replacing. The limestone around the front entrance will also be repaired.
Unfortunately, interior repairs are not a priority right now as the exterior repairs have been deemed more urgent in order to stabilize the building and prevent further damage.
Future interior repairs will include ceilings in the main level.
And the main staircase, which is viewable, but currently closed.
The upstairs courtroom is currently closed due to ceiling instability, but still features the judge’s bench and the rosette air conditioners.