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Daviess County Courthouse on deck for rehab
The impressive glass dome and skylight at Daviess County’s Neoclassical courthouse will receive much-needed rehabilitation, thanks to a $50,000 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA).
Designed by the prominent Vincennes architecture firm of Sutton & Routt, the 1928 courthouse in Washington features a central atrium with a grand split staircase and second-story arcade. The atrium is filled with natural light from the stained-glass skylight. After years of limited repairs, the glass dome and skylight needed rehabilitation. The HPF matching grant also will fund energy efficiency upgrades and ADA accessibility.
The grant is one of eleven made by DHPA to preservation and archaeology projects around the state. Read more about the grant to Daviess County and plans for the courthouse.
To learn more about the Historic Preservation Fund grant program, visit http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3671.htm.