A major restoration project has begun at the Cooper County Courthouse. Today, work began on a $125,000 project to sustain the place of government for the next 100 years.

A major restoration project has begun at the Cooper County Courthouse. Today, work began on a $125,000 project to sustain the place of government for the next 100 years.
The scope of the project includes waterproofing, cleaning of the stone surface, repair of the window lintels and re-alignment of the stone work on the upper levels.
Work will be completed in June.
The county is only covering $25,000 of the project out of the general revenue fund while the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office is funding the $100,000 portion.
While the corner stone of the courthouse was laid in 1912, the Cooper County commission hopes these improvements will sustain the c