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Supervisors Consider Options For Painting Project

Posted on 08 May 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Board of Supervisors had planned for some work to be done at the Boone County Courthouse this summer, but plans have slowed in the past several weeks.  Since last fall, discussion has included some painting, especially the ceilings.  There has been substantially chipping and peeling on the existing surfaces.  Recently the discussion has turned to efforts toward restoration and preservation of portions of the ceilings and the trim work.  Supervisor Tom Foster said that there are at least three layers of paint.  He said that carefully removing layers may get to some of the original gold color.  Pamela Schwartz, Executive Director of the Boone County Historical Society has access to original plans for the courthouse and visited Wednesday with the Supervisors regarding their options.  The issues facing the Supervisors include  do they try to preserve original work at a cost that far exceeds the current project?  Do they try to have the work replicated?  Again an unknown cost.  Or, do they take a bid for painting over the ceilings.

Some of the ornate trim Supervisors are considering  painting over at the Boone County Courthouse.

Some of the ornate trim Supervisors are considering painting over at the Boone County Courthouse.

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