The building at 141 North Center Street in downtown Goldsboro is in the process of being restored to its former glory. In its 'before' state the brick facade had been plastered and the original doors and windows had been removed. The altered facade was removed in 2015, and the new facade is now under construction. While in Goldsboro for the NC Main Street Conference, the Maurer Architecture team stopped by to check on the progress.
In addition to the cosmetic issues, the existing wood lintel was beginning to fail. The facade was severely cracked, and the non-original plaster was in poor condition. After weighing our options, we decided to rebuild the facade rather than try to repair the existing. The new storefront design was based on the historic photo above. The original second story windows are in the process of being restored- one can be seen in place in the photo below.
The bricks for the new facade were actually salvaged from behind the building where an early addition had collapsed. The bricks were hand-stripped of any remaining mortar, and then reinstalled at the front of the building.