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WBOC Takes a Unique Tour of the Historic Wicomico County Courthouse During Renovations

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SALISBURY, Md.- The architect of the historic Wicomico County Courthouse on Thursday gave WBOC a unique tour of the 150-year-old building in downtown Salisbury.

One of the only buildings to survive the great Salisbury fire of 1886, the Wicomico County Courthouse is a staple of downtown.

WBOC's Nicole Lauren climbed to the top of the courthouse and got to see the bones of the building.

The nearly 150-year-old building is in need of an upgrade, according to architect Tom Hayes.

"In the last year we've had a lighting strike that hit the steeple and it really prompted us to move forward wit the restoration of this project," Hayes said.

Signatures lined the inside of the historic clock tower and one dated all the way back to 1896.

"The actual building itself is not a normal square building. It's got a lot of peaks and valleys and pyramid type deals with it so it's very unique," said Brian Sanders, superintendent on the project.

Hayes said the project is set to be completed by August. He said he hopes this restoration will add another 100 years to the life of this landmark. 

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