Scaffolding will be installed in June outside Placer County’s historic courthouse in Auburn as part of a project to restore and repair the building’s aging windows.
The Placer County Museum and Placer Superior Court share the courthouse building, completed in 1898, with the museum occupying the first floor and the court using the upper floors. Both the museum and court will remain open during the repair work, according to a Superior Court news release.
The courthouse’s windows have deteriorated to the point that water leaks into the building, officials said. The restoration and repairs are intended to fix the leaks and help conserve energy.
The project will include window sash upgrades and repairs in keeping with the original fabric of the building. The project has been approved by the California Office of Historic Preservation and follows federal standards for rehabilitation, officials said.
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Beginning next month, workers will start using scaffolding on one section at a time as they make their way around the building.
The project is being managed by the Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of the state courts, and is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.
The total cost is expected to be about $900,000, with 77 percent of the funding provided by the Judicial Council and 23 percent by Placer County.