Comal County Courthouse restored to historic condition
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After more than a year of work and more than $3 million in grant money, the historic Comal County Courthouse is back open, restored to its historic glory.
"The details of this building have lovingly received the most skillful treatment and the results are absolutely stunning," Sharon Fleming with the Texas Historical Commission said.
Many of the interior details came from a single photograph taken during a trial more than 90 years ago.
Using the photo, county workers scoured other county offices and found much of the building’s original furniture—now returned to its original home.
"They made this beautiful, significant building because they wanted something that would symbolize everything that was great about their town and their county and this state," Mark Wolfe with the Texas Historical Commission said.
The dedication was also a kick off for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's I Love Texas Courthouses campaign. Throughout the month of February the organization will be celebrating Texas' historic courthouses.
You can learn more at ILoveTexasCourthouses.org.