An interior view of the dome in the former Fayette County courthouse. The dome, more than 100 feet above the ground floor, had been closed from view from the lower floors for decades by a floor that housed the heating and ventilation system. Work has begun on a $30 million overhaul that includes removing duct and mechanical equipment that a 1960s renovation put in the center of the courthouse. The old courthouse, which opened in 1900 after two years of construction, is planned be used for a restaurant, office space, Lexington visitor center, events and a bourbon bar, according to city officials.
An interior view of the dome in the former Fayette County courthouse. The dome, more than 100 feet above the ground floor, had been closed from view from the lower floors for decades by a floor that housed the heating and ventilation system. Work has begun on a $30 million overhaul that includes removing duct and mechanical equipment that a 1960s renovation put in the center of the courthouse. The old courthouse, which opened in 1900 after two years of construction, is planned be used for a restaurant, office space, Lexington visitor center, events and a bourbon bar, according to city officials. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
An interior view of the dome in the former Fayette County courthouse. The dome, more than 100 feet above the ground floor, had been closed from view from the lower floors for decades by a floor that housed the heating and ventilation system. Work has begun on a $30 million overhaul that includes removing duct and mechanical equipment that a 1960s renovation put in the center of the courthouse. The old courthouse, which opened in 1900 after two years of construction, is planned be used for a restaurant, office space, Lexington visitor center, events and a bourbon bar, according to city officials. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

Sneak peak: Dome revealed as old Fayette County courthouse renovated

June 28, 2016 12:54 PM