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Iconic South Coast building to get long needed repairs

The historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse is having its roof restored, with work set to start June 7.

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse roof will be restored. Parts of it haven't been redone since the historic building opening in the 1920's.

A project to renovate, and restore the roof of one of the most iconic buildings on the South Coast will get underway on June 7. The Santa Barbara County Courthouse needs a new roof.

Parts of the roof haven’t been repaired since the 1920’s, when the courthouse was completed. Because it’s a historic property, the work will take place in a way to preserve its character.

It includes removing tile, replacing the roof, upgrading drainage and skylights, and then reusing as much of the tile as possible. The building will remain open, but there will be scaffolding on the side of the building near Anacapa and Figueroa Streets.

The first phase of the project is expected to take around three months, and cost around $2.1 million.