|Year(s) Listed: • 2018|
|City/Town: • Marion|
|Location Class: • Government|
|Built: 1906 | Year Saved: 2016|
|Awards: • Merit Award|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
The Marion County Courthouse opened in 1906, and after more than a century of service, the courthouse’s wood windows were showing their age. Multiple layers of peeling paint were leaving the wood exposed to the elements, and air leaks combined with poor operability were creating an uncomfortable work environment. In 2015, all 163 of the building’s windows were surveyed and documented for deterioration and deficiencies, with the project commencing in late 2016. All 163 wood windows were restored, and new commercial-grade storm windows were installed, matching the color of the historic windows and protecting them as an important feature of the courthouse’s façade for many years to come.