Marble slab falls from courthouse

September 10, 2011

Photo by Melissa Winslow

On Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2011, the Nolan County Courthouse suffered some building damage. One marble slab — which covers the entire outside of the courthouse — approximately 10 feet by 5 feet, weighing about 2,000 pounds, fell off of the courthouse into the north entrance. Nolan County Sheriff David Warren and a deputy took a square foot chunk, weighed it, and calculated the weight based on the overall dimensions of the slab. The slab cracked a section of sidewalk and part of the planter closest to the doors at the courthouse. There were no injuries.

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