From 2009-2011, the Historic Courthouse underwent its largest renovation ever. Throughout the years, massive damage had been done to the structure of the building due to its leaking roof, burst pipes, and normal wear and tear.
Most of the damage you’ll see in the pictures linked to the right is done by water. While the leaking roof was repaired in the 1990’s, the damage done by the water over the years was not repaired, and so the deterioration of the building continued.
Other issues besides the deteriorating structure included asbestos found throughout the building. Asbestos was a common building material in the 1920s, but in the 1970’s, it was found to be dangerous, and so, during the renovation, it was removed.