Upshur County recently received a $5.2 million grant from the Texas Historical Commission’s Courthouse Preservation Program to proceed with the renovation. The total cost of the project will be about $13 million.

J.C. Stoddard Construction has been hired to restore the building to its original 1933 appearance, while the building will retain modern features such as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, and elevators.

Upshur County has moved its offices have been moved to a temporary complex across the street from the courthouse for the duration of the project, which is expected to last close to two years.

Capitolshots Photography has images of the Gilmer courthouse in its collection of images of Texas courthouses.  The collection of Texas courthouse photos includes photos of courthouses from all 254 Texas counties.