The Cooper County Courthouse is not only gray, but recently has taken on some color.

The Cooper County Courthouse is not only gray, but recently has taken on some color.
For almost a month workers have been repairing and restoring the exterior of the courthouse so it will last another 100 years according to the Cooper County Commission. Funding for the project was covered mostly by a grant with a small portion being covered by the county.
Following the completion of some tuck-pointing and pressure washing, workers are now applying fresh paint to entry ways and the crown that surrounds the top of the building. This tan-colored paint gives the courthouse some character and outlines details usually missed by visitors.
It is not clear when work will be completed, but workers have been on site each day, beginning before 8 a.m.
The Cooper County Courthouse turned 100 in 2012. The commission held a celebration on the lawn to commemorate the laying of the corner stone.
The courthouse was constructed by W.J. Cochran, beginning in 1912. The current structure replaced the 1840 courthouse, which was located on the same grounds.