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Dancy Building exterior undergoing restoration

August 4, 2018

The Dancy Building is getting a facelift.

Crews are working to replaced damaged terra cotta over windows, entrances and the decorative molding across the top of the 1912 building, County Administrator David A. Garcia said. It’s the second phase of restoration taking place in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission, he added.

Garcia said when the building was restored, much of the effort focused on the interior. The $12 million project on the Dancy Building was completed in 2006.

Now more than 10 years since its reopening, it’s time to address the exterior before damage gets too far along, he said.

The restoration cost is estimated at just less than $2.5 million, which includes a $450,000 Texas Historical Commission grant, Garcia said. It will be finished mid-2019, and work will be done on one side of the building at a time.

A project that focused on the building’s windows was completed last year to remedy areas where wind-driven rain was seeping in, he said.

nadia@brownsvilleherald.com

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