The main doors on the Fourth Avenue entrance to the Warren County are out for repairs.
Two of the doors were removed Wednesday and the opening covered by workers from Loizeaux Woodworking of Sugar Grove.
The doors will be under renovation for about two weeks, Tom Loizeaux said. Then those two will return and the other two main doors will undergo refinishing and repair.
Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry
Throwing wide the doors
Tom Loizeaux of Loizeaux Woodworking of Sugar Grove and Russell Loizeaux put up plywood over one of the main entrances at the Warren County Courthouse. The doors, over nine feet tall, three feet wide, and 3 1/2 inches thick, and probably original to the 1876 courthouse, will be repaired and refinished. The work will take about two weeks, at which time the doors will be replaced and the other two removed for a similar period of time.
The doors are probably original to the construction of the courthouse in 1876, Commissioner John Eggleston said, adding, "They are weathered pretty badly and in need of a little touch-up."
Each is nine feet one inch tall, three feet wide, three and a half inches thick, and weighs about 300 pounds, Loizeaux said. He said they appear to be walnut on the outside.
The job was bid for $4,155, according to the county fiscal office.
Eggleston said restoring the doors is part of what it "takes to maintain this beautiful edifice."