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Old Clallam courthouse getting fixes for centennial

February 27th, 2014 - 5:41am

(Port Angeles) – 2014 marks the centennial year for Clallam County's Courthouse along with its tower clock.

The county has received a nearly 140-thousand dollar grant to help finance needed repairs and maintenance. Repairs will include the scagliola , or “poor man's marble'' that lines the walls of the first floor of the courthouse, the terrazzo tile on the second floor, restrooms on the second floor will be made A.D.A. accessible, painting and window replacement.

As for the historic, 100-year-old “Howard” tower clock, that will receive a rebuild of the number two strike clock in the bell tower.

Fair and facilities director Joel Winborn says the county has received various grants to help keep the courthouse updated and repaired over the years.

Winborn says the project is currently out to bid and he hopes to have much of the exterior work done by this summer, while some of the interior work my run into the winter months. County officials have used two other state grants prior to this one, to reduce costs for similar courthouse projects.

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