Gary Borders: Courthouse restoration is a labor of love for Long Islander By Gary Borders • Aug 8, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Commentator Gary Borders visits the Franklin County Courthouse and finds the 102-year-old structure is being brought back to life by a true craftsman. Listen Listening... / 4:30 Gary Borders #78 - The restoration artist commentary The Franklin County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, Texas, is being carefully restored to its 1912 grandeur. Credit Gary Borders Related Program: Borderline with Gary BordersTags: Franklin County CourthouseMt. VernonTexasDavid WestonRestorationSuperintendentBlack Walnut LumberView the discussion thread.