A $1.06 million project to replace the clay tile roof of the Historic Courthouse at 2000 Main St., in downtown Sarasota, will start this month and continue until November.
In 1926, the Historic Courthouse was described as "the most outstanding emblem of Sarasota County's prosperity."
The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and currently houses the operations of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The roof is about 50 years old and is leaking in several areas. Willis A. Smith Construction Inc., of Sarasota, will perform the $1.06 million project. The Court Fund for Capital Outlay funded part if the project. Construction will start in this month with an estimated completion in November.
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