1991: Major renovation began.
The two year project cost over $15 million.
The woodwork throughout the Courthouse is oak, ash and walnut. Any woodwork in the Courthouse that had to be altered or added is designed to blend with the original. The old woodwork is more ornate with considerable detail. The new woodwork has been made to closely match the old in general design, but with less detail, allowing visitors to distinguish the old from the new.
Before restoration, all of the ceilings were unfinished barrel vaulted. After further study of the original plan, it was decided that the intent was to have flat ceilings but, because of the cost, they were never finished. Therefore, as part of this renovation, they have been finished as originally intended.