Residents cheer return of Marshall County Courthouse dome

News

In this March 31, 2020 photo, the Marshall County Courthouse Dome is lifted and placed back on the top of the courthouse building in Marshalltown, Iowa. Residents gathered in downtown Marshalltown to cheer the return of the dome atop the tornado-damaged and time-ravaged Marshall County Courthouse. The dome and building were damaged by a tornado that tore through Marshalltown on July 19, 2018, injuring several people.(Thomas Nelson/The Times-Republican via AP)

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Residents gathered in downtown Marshalltown to cheer the return of the dome atop the tornado-damaged and time-ravaged Marshall County Courthouse.

Streets around the courthouse were lined Tuesday with cheering people with some shoulder to shoulder despite warnings about social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The dome and building were damaged by a tornado that tore through Marshalltown on July 19, 2018, injuring several people.

Falling debris broke three courthouse sprinkler lines, resulting in a flood of water entering the structure.

The tornado damage exposed rot and wear and tear that needed repair.

The building is more than 130 years old.  

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss