MANATEE — The final piece of the Manatee County Historic Courthouse restorations will be unveiled this week.
The original 1913 courtroom, which occupies parts of the second and third floors, has been undergoing restoration since January.
Workers with Halfacre Construction Co. of Sarasota have been putting the finishing touches on the $1 million restoration of the county’s largest courtroom. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the public can join current and retired judges, elected officials and others in the grand reopening at 1115 Manatee Ave. W.
The restoration was able to “preserve a little piece of history,” said Christine Clyne, a director with the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller. “To see it restored to its original grandeur is quite something.”