Fulton County will spend $19 million to restore its historic courthouse

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FULTON COUNTY — Fulton County will be spending $19 million to restore the facade of the historic Fulton County Courthouse.

The project, which is part of the county’s $90 million urban redevelopment bond, will maintain the building’s historic status by restoring or repairing the building’s exterior using the terracotta stonework that was part of the original construction. Also, the building’s roof will be returned to its original slate material.

“This is an iconic building that sees thousands of visitors each year,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Robb Pitts. “It’s important for us to take care of our infrastructure and preserve our historical buildings whenever possible.”

The chosen vendor, Mark 1 Restoration, specializes in masonry restoration and previously restored the Miami-Dade Courthouse, a building designed by the same architect who designed the Fulton County Courthouse.  

“In Atlanta, preserving historical buildings has not always been a priority,” said District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann. “This grand piece of architecture is on the National Register of Historic Places, and repairing the façade and slate roof on this 100-plus year old building will preserve the important structure for future generations.”

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