Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Beautiful again

It really is an amazing restoration.

New Braunfels project launches love for courthouses campaign
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS — Dick Robinett's eyes twinkled while recalling his first visit to the Comal County Courthouse, in 1952, when he received permission to wed sweetheart JoAnn Ehlers.

Her dad, Leslie Ehlers, was the agricultural extension agent and worked on the third floor of the 1898 building which, thanks to an $8.6 million restoration, looks new again.

“They even got the stairwell painted correctly,” Robinett, 85, said before Tuesday's rededication ceremony that drew a crowd of about 400. “It's excellent.”

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