YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Work has finally begun on a massive restoration project for the exterior of the Mahoning County Courthouse.
Crews started removing some of the terracotta facade from the courthouse on Wednesday. The pieces will eventually have to be sent to a facility in New York state, where molds will be made to create new replacement pieces.
The massive statues on top of the courthouse also will be replaced.
This is part of a $6.5 million project to restore the historical building’s exterior, which has been deteriorating in recent years. The work should be finished by late next year.
The Mahoning County Courthouse was built in 1902 and underwent a modernization project in the 1950s. Commissioners have been working to restore the building since 1985.