During the last several months, work at the old Geneva County High School has been non-stop.
Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's office, along with the City of Hartford, has each chipped in $25,000 in addition to local sponsors.
The city is selling engraved bricks to raise money. The 75-year-old school will eventually be home to several social agencies.
Hartford Council meetings will eventually be held here. Renovations are expected to be finished by the end of the year.