Courthouse Restoration Project progresses

On April 12, 2013, the Commissioners Court voted to approve a project needed for the Courthouse Restoration Project. Architect John Volz of Austin is scheduled to begin detailed measurements and an archeological survey/study of the building in early May.

Commissioners Court also approved a request of the Friends of the Courthouse, an arm of the Tyler County Historical Commission, to fund brochures of information and mail-outs to local citizens and others originally from Tyler County who, after receiving information on the courthouse project, may be interested in making donations.

The Friends of the Courthouse is an arm of the TCHC with a mission to: (A) get information about the Courthouse project out to the public and (B) raise donations from citizens, groups and corporations to assist in funding the project.

On Wednesday, May 15, the commissioners will meet in a workshop to discuss funding for the Courthouse Restoration Project.

Bess Graham of the Texas Historical Commission, John Volz, architect, and a Houston based field agent representative of the National Trust Foundation will be present for the meeting and provide possible funding resources to be considered for the Courthouse Restoration/Preservation Project.

All citizens are welcome to attend the meeting.
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