"It's all going to depend on the weather," Childress said.
"It's like a gift that has been wrapped up for a year," Copley said. "I think we're going to be really pleased when it's finished. It's going to look wonderful when the entire project is completed."
Copley added the portico portion of the Old Court House should be finished sometime this month.
The Old Court House, constructed in 1858 in the Greek Revival architecture style, is one of the few historic buildings in the area open to the public. It has also been registered with the
"It's that wonderful, tantalizing, tease now," Copley said, in anticipation of the project being finally completed. "It's going to look as good as it was when it was first completed in 1858."
Copley also recalled how longtime county commissioner
"He was 'Mr. Tourism,' and I'm sure he would be very proud," Copley said.
When the Old Court House is finally unveiled in September, Copley said a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held, and county dignitaries will be on hand to speak about the importance of the building to the community.
"It's going to be a wonderful attraction," Copley said. "It will be a wonderful asset to the county."
Childress also said the scaffolding around the Old Court House and the shrink wrap on the sides of the building will likely be removed at the end of July or the first of August. Workers will now concentrate on the removal and replacement of the steps, which should be completed in two to three weeks.
Before the official unveiling in September, Childress said employees from his department will begin final preparation of the building's interior and exterior in August to ensure all work is completed.
"I think it will look much crisper," Childress said about the exterior painting of the building.
"It looks really, really great," Hulin said. "You can tell that it's got that new look to it."
Renovations of the
Commissioners originally approved a bid in
Assistant county manager
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