Courthouse is getting a facelift

By on Monday, September 20th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News Columbia Basin Top Stories

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners will execute a grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation today totaling over $1.1 million.

The grant will support exterior masonry and stonework rehabilitation work at the historic Walla Walla County Courthouse at 315 West Main Street. In addition, mechanical and energy efficiency upgrades will also be implemented.

Also included in the grant are mechanical, plumbing and lighting rehabilitation. A new electrical room will be created in existing space in the back of the courthouse, plus a new diesel generator will be installed.

All current lighting fixtures will be upgraded with compatible LED bulbs. All existing historic lighting fixtures will be maintained including the courthouse’s historic glass.