Park Staff Want to Replace Old Courthouse Roof
By Matt Sepic, KWMU
St. Louis – Staff at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis say they need to replace the building's 60-year-old roof.
The courthouse roof is at the top of a list of deferred maintenance projects at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which also includes the Gateway Arch.
Park maintenance director David Bubac says the lead and copper roof has not been replaced since World War Two.
"It's more than just patching the roof," Bubac said. "You just can't go over and patch it. This needs to be done because there's the roof, and there's sheathing under it, and insulation. The whole thing needs to be replaced in order to make sure that it works as one total roof system."
Bubac says the project could cost upwards of a million dollars, and new federal funding will make it possible.