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$200k grant given to Saline County for replacement of the courthouse roof



Saline County, Arkansas – The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has granted Saline County a $216,060 grant to renovate the 122-year-old Saline County Courthouse.

The money will go toward replacing the entire roof as well as any necessary gutter and downspout repairs or replacements. The renovation will cost $288,080 in total since Saline County will match the award with $72,020.

The award will enable Saline County to start the initial phase of the restoration process, according to Judge Matt Brumley of Saline County.

“We have a multi-stage plan for the renovation of our historic courthouse,” Brumley said. “This grant will allow us to begin the first stage of this process, which is vitally important in the renovation and protection of this landmark we are all so proud of.”

In Central Arkansas, the Saline County Courthouse is a noteworthy landmark with a lengthy history. In order to maintain its historical significance and structural integrity, repairs are continuously being made.

The courthouse, which has been Saline County’s crown gem since it opened in 1902, is the third in the county’s history. The last time the roof was replaced was during a significant remodeling and expansion project in the 1990s.

The restoration of courthouses throughout the state of Arkansas has cost more than $4 billion, according to Scott D. Kaufman, head of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

“The agency’s County Courthouse grant program assists in the preservation of historical courthouses across the state that have and continue to play an important part of the Arkansas story,” Kaufman said. “This fiscal year, the department awarded a record-breaking $4,013,676.04 for courthouse restoration projects across the state. We know this grant to Saline County will be only the beginning of preserving this important structure.”






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