LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The public is getting its first real look at the newly remodeled Historic Courthouse in downtown Lexington.
The doors are open and public tours are being given from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officials cut the ribbon last Tuesday, with Mayor Jim Gray praising the work and workers that went into the $30 million update of the courthouse, which originally was built in 1899.
The reborn facility now houses the visitor’s center offices and event space along with some restaurants. The top floor is designed to host weddings and parties.
“The building itself was a great example of architecture in the turn of the 20th century,” Gray said during his dedicaiton. “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.”