Restoration to water-damaged courthouse to begin

The interior of the Allen County Courthouse.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A major repair and restoration project is set to begin inside the Allen County Courthouse.

Crews will begin Monday an 8-week project to repair the water damaged murals in the rotunda dome of the courthouse. Crews will also clean, restore and reinforce the stain glass in the dome.

Allen County courthouse dome

The $348,000 project should be fully complete by mid-May; the mural end should take 8 weeks and the stain glass end should take four months, courthouse officials said.

The area sustained water damage from a leak in the courthouse attic. Water damage to the building’s pendentive arches was found during a photo shoot inside the courthouse, officials said.

The courthouse will remain open during the projects. Signs will be posted to direct visitors around the three-story scaffolding.