Sunday, January 13, 2013

Opening soon!

The work has been, long, arduous, and painstaking but the reward is the restoration to its former glory of the original courthouse.

I had the pleasure to take a quick tour this past Friday and all I could think of was WOW.

Particularly breathtaking was the restoration of the original courtroom to its former 2-story glory, replete with balcony.

By Greg Bowen The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Ceremonies to rededicate the newly restored Comal County Courthouse in downtown New Braunfels have been scheduled for Jan. 22.

While workers on Thursday were busy throughout the 115-year-old courthouse, County Judge Sherman Krause told county commissioners that the restoration is expected to be “substantially complete on January 17 — one week from today.”

“We’re getting real close,” said County Engineer Tom Hornseth, who has been instrumental in directing the painstakingly accurate, $8.6 million restoration.

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