When the scaffolding and black construction screens went up around our local Wayne County Courthouse, we did some renovating of our own Cat's Meow courthouse replica. Being a local business for over 30 years, we had created a wooden Cat's Meow version of the courthouse many years ago. But this big renovation project gave us the opportunity to update our own design to sell to locals and visitors alike.
The large-scale courthouse project took 10 months to complete. During the last of those months, we pulled out our previous design and started our own renovating.
Image: Main Street Wooster Image: Wayne County Historical Society Of Ohio
Contractor documents provided us with the exact colors being used in the restoration project. And after a visit to the local paint store, we were ready to get started on our 10 hour project.
Designer, Ashlea, doing a final color check and putting finishing touches on our Cat's Meow Wayne County Courthouse design. She worked from photos we snapped just as the scaffolding came down, to make sure all the historical details were correct on our final wooden keepsake.
Image: Cat's Meow Village
We ordered the wood cutouts from our local supplier, then waited in anticipation for delivery. As soon as they arrived, our crew of "construction expurrts" applied the colorful details on the front and edges. The back includes a written history of the courthouse. Every courthouse, along with every Cat's Meow piece that leaves our workshop, includes our black cat trademark, Casper, within the design. If you look closely, you can see Casper found a warm sunny ledge on our Wayne County Courthouse to catch a catnap for the afternoon.
On the first sunny day after the scaffolding came down, Cat's Meow owner, Faline Jones, posed to grab a photo with the "grand old lady" in the background! This Cat's Meow courthouse is available for sale online and at the Gift Corner, located just a block south of the courthouse.
Image: Grace Jones Photography
For over 30 years, we've been recreating historically accurate wooden keepsakes for cities and towns across the United States.
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With wood and paint and a little love, we handcraft all our products in our small workshop just outside Wooster, Ohio. We'd love to work with you to create an affordable Made In The USA keepsake!