MARIETTA, Okla. (KTEN) — The historic Love County Courthouse was built more than a century ago. Now the building is undergoing much-needed renovations.

Erected in 1910, it is Oklahoma's first county courthouse to be built after statehood.

Renovation work on the exterior of is now underway, along with improvements to the courtroom on the top floor.

Offices in the basement have been damaged by water in recent years, and they will also be upgraded.

County Commissioner Stacy Rushing said these updates have been on the to-do list for a while.

"It is going to be a long, ongoing process," he said. "We are getting started by fixing the walls. Right now we are currently changing all of the windows out and starting a full remodel in the courtroom and working our way down."

Federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act are helping to pay for the extensive project.

A historical marker outside the Love County Courthouse in Marietta, Oklahoma.