Logan County work nearly done
AHPP grant paying part of courthouse renovation
By Thomas Saccente
SW Times Record
Work for a part of an ongoing renovation project for the Logan County Courthouse in Paris is almost finished.
Logan County Judge Ray Gack said Thursday the columns for the courthouse were 95 percent completed at that time. Trim work on some old columns connected to the building is what remains. Gack estimated that work will be done the first part of 2019.
Western Millwright Services of Russellville began the work of replacing 12 wooden columns at the three entrances to the courthouse in April at a cost of $212,440, according to an article previously published in the Paris Express. Logan County is paying $68,000 for the project and the rest is coming from a grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
“We applied for that grant last year, and it took awhile to get the columns in because it had to be special-made,” Gack said. “I think they were made actually in Oregon, so ... it took a while there to actually get the columns made, and once they got the columns here, then they go on to probably three, four weeks to actually change them out.” READ MORE.