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'Looks like a dump': Plagued with problems, first step taken to restore Brunswick building

Jamey Cross
Wilmington StarNews
Efforts continue to restore the old Brunswick County Courthouse off E. Moore Street in Southport. The building also served as the Southport City Hall until the city hall was moved to Howe Street in 2016. The building is in significant disrepair, and it cannot be entered due to severe mold and air quality that makes it hazardous to enter.

While the future use of the building at 201 E. Moore St. in Southport is still undetermined, city leaders are taking the first steps to restoring the historic building.

The downtown Southport building was once the center of Brunswick County. The building served as the Brunswick County Courthouse from 1854 until the county seat was moved to Bolivia in 1978. The building was then deeded to Southport and became its City Hall in 1983.

Southport moved its city hall to 1029 N. Howe St. in 2014 and the Southport Police Department moved out of the building in 2016.

Since then, the historic Brunswick County Courthouse/Southport City Hall has fallen into disrepair, with toxic mold growing inside the two-story structure.

Prior coverage:Facing toxic mold and little funds, historic Brunswick County Courthouse project drudges on

In May, the city中出少妇视频檚 board of aldermen made the first step toward restoring the building, unanimously voting to approve the expenditure of $8,500 to bid an environmental review of the building and bids to replace the building中出少妇视频檚 HVAC system.

中出少妇视频淲e need to move forward and stop the decay and get the plywood off the front of the building,中出少妇视频 Mayor Rich Alt said. 中出少妇视频淚t looks like a dump.中出少妇视频

The funds were allocated from the administration contingency fund.

Dave Smith, a building consultant, shared with the board in April the early findings of an environmental assessment on the building. The assessment found lead, asbestos and mold in the building. Restoring the 170-year-old structure is estimated to cost around $4 million.

While this move is the first step to restoring the building for occupancy, exactly what will occupy the building is yet to be determined.

Since 2019, Up Your Arts, a nonprofit looking to support arts in the greater Southport area, has been working with city officials with the hope of transforming the existing structure into a creative and performing arts center through a public-private partnership. But, some aldermen prefer the building be used for government purposes.

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The city anticipates having a full abatement price by July 1. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jamey Cross covers Brunswick County for the StarNews. Reach her at jbcross@gannett.com or message her on Twitter/X @jameybcross.