LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The cold temperatures didn’t keep the crowd away from the re-dedication of Fayette County’s historic courthouse.
Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday, wrapping it all the way around the courthouse that was originally built in 1899.
Now it houses the visitor’s center offices and event space along with some restaurants. The top floor is designed to host weddings and parties.
Mayor Jim Gray spoke to an eager crowd about the hard work put into the $30 million project.
He said he hopes people appreciate the history the building holds.
“The building itself was a great example of architecture in the turn of the 20th century..it represented at that time what was called the temple of justice, so it represented for our city what a grand public space is all about.”
Public tours are available. The Historic Courthouse will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25.