Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Lafayette County Courthouse to Get Spruced Up

By Alyssa Schnugg

News editor


The Lafayette County Courthouse. File photo

The Lafayette County Courthouse will soon be getting a facelift.

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has budgeted $1.2 million toward revitalizing the historic courthouse that was rebuilt in 1872 to replace an earlier building burned during the Civil War by Union troops.

There have been several additions and renovations to the building with the most recent in 2005.

The Board is seeking help with funding from a Community Heritage Preservation Grant. Most of the funding will come from American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The project will include refurbishing the windows, adding a soffit ventilation system, adding insulation in the attic, adding a fire suppression system, repairing the north porch floor, repairing other various areas, performing routine maintenance on the roof and improving the gutter system.

“We will spruce everything up with fresh paint,” said Building Official Joel Hollowell.

Plans for the revitalization project must be approved by the National Register of Historic Places.

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