MARLIN, TX — The renovation of the historic Falls County Courthouse has entered a new phase.
Workers have covered the building in scaffolding as they remove all the lead based paint on the cement art deco building, after finishing asbestos abatement inside.
The building has changed from white to a tan color for this process, and the window frames look a dark brown.
County government moved out of its home since the end of the depression back in the summer and moved into temporary headquarters in a warehouse in the Marlin industrial park.
Falls County Judge Jay Elliott says, the courthouse still needs a lot of work.
"We're replacin' all our 1939 cloth covered wire and we're getting rid of glass fuses. It'll be ready May to June of 21," he explained.
Other upgrades will include a street level entrance connecting to the adjacent district attorney's building.
From now until the summer of 2021, you can do county business at the back of the Marlin Industrial park on the East side. You'll find all the county departments once housed at the courthouse inside the building behind the District Attorney's office.
The Industrial park sits on business highway 6 on the South end of Marlin.