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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
are underway at the Hancock County courthouse, and beneath the debris,
construction crews have found a hidden treasure.
project to renovate Courtroom One on the third floor began in April, but work
was recently stalled when crews found the original courtroom ceiling.
ceiling was constructed in 1888 when the courthouse was built. Local historians
say over the years, and with the advent of air conditioning, the ceiling was
replaced with a more modern drop ceiling.
officials want to make sure the piece of history is celebrated and never hidden
think it's important to return at least this portion of the courthouse to its
original position," said Judge Reginald Routson. "As you can see, this is quite
a courtroom. There are very few like it in the entire state – this large, this
ornate, with the stained glass, so we thought it would just add to the beauty
of the original courtroom."
renovation work is being funded by court fees. Restoring the original ceiling
is expected to cost an additional $94,000, so county commissioners are turning
to the public for help.
open house is planned for this Saturday to give the public a preview of the
project. It will be held from 10 a.m. until noon, and donations will be
construction is expected to wrap up around Thanksgiving.
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