By Sheila Duncan
After months of delays due to material delivery, renovations to the Perry County Courthouse are back on track. The 166-year-old building, an example of Greek Revival Temple Architecture, has undergone four phases of repairs.
The first phase included security and interior alterations that were completed in 2022. During phase two, the massive antebellum columns were restored and painted. Construction is currently continuing phase three, which involves restoring the porches, steps, and railings around the courthouse and the square. The final phase, set to conclude the repairs, includes replacing woodwork and a pressure wash of the entire building.
Chairman Albert Turner expressed his appreciation to the Commission for embracing professional repairs to keep the precious building in compliance with the National Register of Historic Place. Noting that the courthouse is the center of the Historic District, he said there is no more important building to keep up – its upkeep a direct reflection of Perry County.