McLennan County Courthouse

Waco, Texas

Architexas provided an existing conditions assessment of the main roof and dome and worked with the County and Texas Historic Commission to outline a scope of work acceptable to the County and THC that would address the most critical issues and stay within the County’s budget. As scaffolding had been erected for access to the dome, it was agreed by all parties that the most critical items be addressed starting from the dome and proceeding downward to critical waterproofing issues at the main roof.

Due to the time sensitive nature of the project and the ongoing investigative work, the County decided to go into a contract with Johnson Roofing on a Work Order basis, as they had a previous contract with them to repair and waterproof the roof and they have been instrumental during the investigative work. Work completed thus far includes: masonry cleaning, re-pointing, and limited masonry repairs; Replacement of sheet metal cornice; Restoration of 3 zinc goddess statues and 14 urns; Replacement of zinc eagles and column and pier capital with cast aluminum to match the original elements; Replacement of zinc ornament adorning the dome and cladding panels; Repair and waterproofing of the dome roofing panels; Reconstruction of the dome and cornice at the lantern; restoring the wood window and; exterior painting to match the historic paint scheme.

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