Fulton County Courthouse
The Fulton County Courthouse, built in the Mississippi River town and county seat of Hickman in 1903, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Administrative Office of the Courts, had two objectives - updating this historic courthouse to make it more functional, ADA compliant and obtaining more space for the court system. While satisfying the needs of the Fiscal Court and AOC, the County's objective was also met by the historic restoration of this eclectic building. The renovation included both interior and exterior alterations. Large wood bridge trusses were removed from the attic and replaced with a compact, seismic structural steel frame, providing an additional floor without altering any aspect of the exterior facades. Updating the interior involved rewiring for new telephone/communications and computer systems, as well as the audio-visual recording equipment in each courtroom. The interior finishes and furnishings - even the lighting - were brought back to the period in which the courthouse was constructed.