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Is there anything historical that can be preserved from the old building?

We'll be evaluating what can be repurposed from the current courthouse into a new courthouse as a way to preserve some of the historical aspects if possible. One historic item that will be kept is the statue of Lady Justice, which is from the original Johnson County Courthouse, built in 1892. Other items like granite, marble and unique features might somehow be utilized in a new courthouse, but will need further review and cost evaluation. We'll need to continue to utilize the current courthouse while a new courthouse is built. This will make it somewhat more challenging to use historic features from the current courthouse in the new courthouse, unless it can be done without interfering with the building’s ongoing operations. More evaluation will be done into the possibilities of this as we move forward.