Union County Historic Courthouse

Renovations to the Historic Union County Courthouse continued on Wednesday (Jan. 13) during Phase 1 of the Restoration and Renovation project. According to the U.C. Government Communications Department, the project is for the restoration of the clock tower where the existing slate roof will be replaced with new and matching slate roofing and flashing. The work will include the exterior ornamental sheet metal being stripped and repaired and replacing any metal that is deteriorated beyond repair. The wood louvers and windows of the tower will be stripped, repaired and repainted along with the repair and cleaning of the clock faces and clock face roofing. The internal wood structure of the clock tower, as well as the wood roof decking, will be repaired, reinforced or replaced as determined by structural engineers and a third-party special inspector. Union County Government said the the cost of the Phase 1 improvements is $1,803,000 and is scheduled for completion in October 2021. At this time, Union County Government said funding has been allocated only for Phase 1. The Historic Courthouse, located at 300 N. Main Street, was built in 1886. In 2015, the County’s Board of Commissioners designated the Historic Courthouse and grounds as a museum of Union County History.

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