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Exclusive: A look inside the old Nueces County Courthouse

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KRIS 6 got an exclusive inside look of the old county courthouse.

"It's over a hundred years old, and it shouldn't go anywhere but stay right here," said developer, Steve Coon.

Not even years of vandalism or wear and tear can hide the craftsmanship of the building. The floors are covered in debris, but underneath the dust and dirt, they are marble.

The staircases are rusted, but beneath the erosion of time, they are iron.

The old courtrooms have broken windows, but they are grandiose and breathtaking.

Coon Restoration has a real and obtainable vision for this place.

"People want to connect with what's here and what's original and you've got something really cool here I'm glad to be a part of it because I go into a lot of communities where they tear buildings like this down and it's sad but once we get done with it this will be here for another 100 years," Coon said.

The team of developers hail from Ohio and they plan to eventually transform the old county courthouse to a 240 room boutique hotel.

Once they begin, the project is estimated to take 24-27 months.

They are encouraging people with fascinating photos that occurred when the courthouse was in operation to contact Coon Restoration.

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