The front of the Lancaster County Courthouse looks a little naked.
The courthouse, built in 1828, was damaged by a fire set by an arsonist on Aug. 4, 2008, and is undergoing restoration.
Workers have removed the steps of the courthouse last week. The steps will be recreated in granite just like the old stairs, but will be less steep and more safe, architect Jody Munnerlyn said.
The old steps have been taken to a secure location. Some of the materials will be reused for the new steps, if possible, County Administrator Steve Willis said.