Crew Cleaning, Restoring Kentucky Capitol

Ky State Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A major restoration project is underway at the State Capitol in Frankfort.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday ( that a crew of about 16 people is working on cleaning and restoring the historic limestone and granite building.

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Kentucky Finance and Administrative Cabinet spokeswoman Pamela Trautner says it has been more than 50 years since any sort of thorough cleaning of the facade has been done.

There is a granite base for the first 4 or 5 feet, and the rest of the building is limestone. Most of the work being done is cleaning off the biological growth and repointing any areas where mortar has eroded.

The roughly $1.1 million project is expected to completed sometime in February.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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