Courthouse Dome will be repainted

Photo courtesy of Peggy Barringer: The dome of the Orleans County Courthouse and the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church of Albion are shown at sunset on May 17.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 May 2019 at 10:19 pm

ALBION – The dome on the Orleans County Courthouse will soon be repainted and coated with a rubberized material to prevent leaks in one of the county’s most iconic structures.

The County Legislature today approved a bid for $108,916 from a Cleveland company for the job. Garland/DBS Inc. will be the contractor.

County officials set aside $140,000 in the 2019 budget for the project.

The dome has several leaks. Inside the dome are about a dozen buckets to collect the dripping water after it rains.

The courthouse, which was built in 1858, is the focal point of the Courthouse Square, a district on the National Register of Historic Places.

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