SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Robertson County Courthouse is getting shiny new copper downspouts.
At the moment they are shiny and beautiful offering a rare opportunity for photographers.
Weaver Roofing and Sheet Metal out of Springfield was called in to do the work. Several years ago Robertson County decided to restore the old courthouse instead of tearing it down to build something modern.
“They replaced the downspouts from the 1929 renovation. Being copper, they will last longer and not allow condensation to get in the building, damaging the interior plaster walls. Very glad to have this done,” said Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley.
Over time the copper will turn a beautiful patina that should compliment the historic courthouse. According to W. R. Weaver of Weaver Roofing, who’s family has been doing copper downspouts locally since the 1800’s, the shiny copper will fade in just a few weeks and in a few months it will turn brown. To reach that beautiful green patina will take a couple of years.