Renovations set for Old State Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Old State Capitol in Frankfort will close for summer renovations after this coming Saturday.

The Kentucky Division of Historic Properties will repair all the windows in the building, restoring the sashes and installing new interior storm windows with ultra-violet filters. The state says the project will help preserve the landmark building for future generations.

The Old State Capitol is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society. Final tours for the summer will be offered Wednesday through Saturday. All tours begin at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.

The Old State Capitol is expected to reopen for tours in September, although construction will continue throughout the fall.

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