WACO, Texas -- A replacement statue depicting the Greek goddess of divine law was installed atop the McLennan County courthouse on Saturday morning.
The old Themis statue, which overlooked Central Texas for more than a century, was removed over the summer after standing severely damaged ever since a 2015 storm.
The new statue was raised 170 feet above the courthouse by Montgomery Construction and Roofing. The company led the project and say they were honored to be a part of history in the county.
“It really shows people what we can do and the quality and integrity we have as far as our company, and really putting ourselves out there and making this happen in a timely manner,” said Austin Montgomery of Montgomery Construction and Roofing. “The details we go through to show our quality and craftsmanship, that's what our company is all about. It makes us really proud to take a project like this and make it happen and show the county and greater Waco that we can take on a project like this.”
From start to finish the entire project took about six months to complete. Montgomery Construction and Roofing say Themis should last atop the courthouse for another 250 years.
You can view photos and video of the process from Channel 6 News Waco Reporter Jasmin Caldwell below.