Completed in 1898, the Bradford County Courthouse is a Renaissance Revival style structure crowned with a tile-roofed, octagonal dome. This impressive county seat set within the Endless Mountain region houses the majority of government services in addition to the courthouse. On the interior, the courthouse functions surround a four-story atrium that reaches up to the cloud-painted dome. Over time, the interior of the dome had become covered in grime, the plaster had been damaged by leaks, and the clouds were barely visible. The county required assistance to help them restore the dome ceiling while remaining accessible for all county functions. While with JMA, Lori assisted the county by producing bid documents for both the scaffolding and plaster and paint restoration, and reviewing the work through completion. The scaffolding design was especially challenging within the heavily-used atrium space. Another point of pride was that all of the paint was purchased locally at the historical, family owned Fairchild’s Hardware store.
TEAM: John Milner Associates, Inc., Old Structures Engineering, Evergreen Architectural Arts, Safway (scaffolding)
BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Towanda, Pennsylvania
• Interior Dome Paint and Plaster Restoration, Bradford County •