ST. LOUIS — The historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis is about to get a $3.5 million facelift.
NewsRadio 1120 KMOX reports that scaffolding went up this week around the courthouse that is operated by the National Park Service. Weathered cornice stones near the roof that have formed fissures because of the weather are being repaired or replaced as part of the project expected to take about a year. The Building Restoration Corp. of Minneapolis is in charge of the renovation.
Just last year, a new copper roof was placed over the Old Courthouse. Meanwhile, four paintings by Karl Ferdinand Wimar that surround the interior of the rotunda are undergoing cleaning and touch-up work.