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Damaged historic courthouse in North Carolina being rebuilt

on Wednesday,March 23,2011 19:03

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Those who are interested in architectural design may be interested in plans to rebuild the Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The historic courthouse, which was built in 1891, was severely damaged in a fire last year, reported the Correctional News.

Hobbs Architect of Pittsboro evaluated the damage of the building and will attempt to maintain as much of the original as possible. The masonry walls are still intact, which keeps the appearance preserved. There are some changes that are a necessity, for example, a new fire sprinkler system and handicap accessibility throughout the building. The goal is to start construction by the summer.

Individuals who wish obtain their architectural degree and want to help the reconstruction of other historical buildings may have the opportunity to do so in the coming years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the amount of jobs for architects is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018.

By Rachel Smith

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