Restoring a Fannin Co. landmark

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FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- The Fannin County Courthouse may be able to be restored to its original glory. Construction crews removed several panels from the current courthouse on Tuesday to see if what's left of the original 1888 structure can be refurbished.

Officials with the company say there's no asbestos on the old stones, and restoration to its original form is definitely possible, but there has been no word yet on what that will cost.

Barbara McCutcheon of the Bonham Public Library says, "This is really good news for us. The estimator took a look at the building, and he has determined that she’s not in bad shape at all, really good shape, and that’s good news for us."

The group plans to apply for a state grant $6 million to help pay for the restoration.

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