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    Ribbon Cutting for West Entrance of 1895 Courthouse

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

     

    What:    Ribbon Cutting for the restoration of the West Entrance to the 1895 Courthouse

    When:     2 p.m. TODAY, Tuesday, October 27

    Where:    100 West Weatherford Street, Fort Worth

    Speaker:    County Judge B. Glen Whitley
        

     

    Background:

    The portico on the west end of the 1895 Courthouse was removed in 1956 to allow for it to be connected to the Civil Courts Building.  It has been a long-time Tarrant County goal to restore the west entrance.

    No debt was issued for the $10.5 million project.  It was financed exclusively through non-debt capital funds in the annual budgets over four years.  Not only were the steps and porch restored using granite from the same quarry the stones were excavated from in 1895, but several other features were financed.  The price includes the demolition of the old Civil Courts building, utility connections with the Administration Building across the street and a 45,000 gallon cistern that collects rain that will be used to irrigate the Courthouse lawns.



    News release date: October 27, 2015