The Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit will be given to Todd's Building, 21 S. Front St. (which now houses Next Glass HQ) and James Goodnight, for his genuine commitment and significant participation in historic preservation across the state! We are proud to be a partner in preservation and look forward to celebrating this honor at PNC's Annual Conference in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington this fall!
The Norris House, located at 421 N Blount St in downtown Raleigh, recently won three awards. Check out the details!
Two Maurer projects were featured in the most recent newsletter from North Carolina Historic Preservation Office. Check out the excerpts below and read more about project details here and here.
Historic landmark plaques have been installed at two of Raleigh's registered historic buildings. We are proud to have been part of the restoration of Fisher's Bakery & Sandwich Company building and the HJ Brown Coffin House. Below are descriptions of the buildings from the Raleigh Historic Development Commission:
This former post office and government office building has now come to life as a downtown pizzeria in Sanford. The front entrance, previously the public side of the post office, is now a gelato counter and seating area. The back portion of the building, which served as the post office service space and private offices, has become the restaurant kitchen, bar and seating area.
The Benchwarmers tenant space is under construction in the Transfer Co. Food Hall.
There is a large wood-burning oven that will be visible from the seating area. The kitchen is open to the surrounding space so the whole process, from start to finish, will be visible to customers. We can't wait to see the space come to life!
The Norris House is now open for hosting private special events. We are excited to see how this beautifully restored house will contribute to the historic downtown area.
We are thrilled to announce our collaboration on the restoration of one of Raleigh's finest historic landmarks: Montfort Hall, in Boylan Heights. The historic mansion, built in 1858, will be transformed into a boutique inn and event space, pending approved rezoning from the city. Check out the News & Observer article for more information and stay tuned for further updates!
Another successful project with Rufty Peedin has been completed. The new Nest Realty location in Cary is now open for business. This first-time interior completion will be a great addition to the quickly growing Village Square at Amberly.
Our team member, Meredith recently visited Henderson, NC and toured the historic Henderson High School, built in 1935. Now that students have moved to a new building, discussion is being held for the best re-use of this historic space. She was invited for a preliminary walk through with a few…
Progress is being made at The Lofts at Old Town Hall project in Clayton. What was originally built as Clayton's Town Hall in 1925, this building has housed municipal offices, a library, courthouse, fire department, police department, and small jail. It is now being repurposed to occupy sixteen, one-bedroom apartments.
Cool things are soon to come in Danville, Virginia! Our adaptive reuse team had a great time exploring some beautiful, historic buildings this week. Check out some of the photos below:
The building was built as a warehouse in 1950 and will now host a manufacturing facility for Kelly Puryear's famous chicken salad. The Grace Homemade facility will create, package and distribute chicken salad, and other savory goods. There will be a storefront deli for neighborhood shoppers, as well as a mezzanine office space, between the large trusses, for Kelly to oversee the entire process. Stay tuned to see more updates on this exciting project!
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Trophy Brewing on the expansion of the original Morgan Street location. The expansion will include the building of a new brewing system that will expand Trophy's sour and barrel-aged program. Additional outdoor seating will also be added along the front of the building.
Thanks to The Wilson Times for the highlight from a recent Wilson Downtown Development seminar. David Maurer shared how investors can use historic tax credits to offset construction costs for building renovations. Read the full article here:
"The City of Wilson will soon construct the Wilson Innovation Hub, a unique co-working space to encourage start-ups and foster entrepreneurship in Wilson. The Hub will offer programming and support to encourage Wilson’s innovation economy. …
The Lutterloh Clinic is a two-story brick commercial building constructed in approximately 1908, and located at the corner of Chatham and McIver Streets. The building features a corbeled cornice across the second story of the front facade…
Join us for a discussion on historic property redevelopment lead by David Maurer this Friday, May 4 in Downtown Wilson, NC.
“…Until recently, the one story, brick building (which includes a basement) housed a post office and government offices. The Federal Building is now being transformed and will soon become the new home of a local pizza restaurant, La Dolce Vita Pizzeria.”
Alamo Drafthouse celebrated its opening with an 80's-themed VIP Grand Opening Party last Saturday evening. The party included an on-theme scavenger hunt and various theater activities, including karaoke, cartoons, and cereal! We had a fun night celebrating the success of this project with many other talented collaborators.