Granville County, NC
Constructed in 1943, this Art Deco-style theater stands in the heart of downtown Oxford, in the Oxford Historic District. In the late 1900s, the building was converted to a law office and dropped ceilings and partition walls constructed throughout the space. This 2019-2020 rehabilitation removed all of the later walls, revealing an original proscenium arch, paneled wall at the balcony, and Art Deco-style grates flanking the stage area. Original plaster murals, cut down and hung in the hallway, were reframed and hung in their approximate locations in the theater. The rehabilitation of the building, which is currently used as an event venue, utilized Federal and North Carolina Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
East Carolina Railway Freight Station
Pitt County, NC
Located within the Farmville Historic District, the East Carolina Railway Freight Station was constructed circa 1925 to serve as a warehouse and station manager's office. The industrial building was rehabilitated in 2019 to serve as an event space and the temporary home of the Farmville Public Library. The project, which included the installation of bathrooms and modern systems throughout, the installation of fixed storefront windows in the former loading bays, and the construction of a pedestrian walkway and deck along the east elevation, utilized Federal and North Carolina Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Davis Baking Company
Durham County, NC
Located within the Lakewood Historic District, the Davis Baking Company was constructed in phases from the late 1920s through about 1950. The two-st0ry portion of the building was constructed as a bakery while the one-story wing was originally a service station, but was later enclosed. The building, which suffered from deferred maintenance, was fully rehabilitated to serve as a bakery/restaurant. The project included the repair of original tile ceilings, the installation of modern systems and a commercial kitchen, and the construction of an exterior stair tower on the east elevation that accessed second-floor offices. The project, completed in 2017, utilized Federal and North Carolina Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Pitt County, NC
This three-bay building in the Dickinson Avenue Historic District was constructed circa 1923, and longtime occupants included a grocery store and shoe shop. This 2016-2018 rehabilitation has transformed the building into a pub/restaurant and interior design/home furnishings shop. The project, which included the repair of storefronts with the installation of new windows, brick repair, and full renovation of the interior spaces, qualified for both Federal and North Carolina Rehabilitation Tax Credits.