Located at 143 Wyoming Street in downtown Welch, WV, the project consists of a second level renovation and reuse of approximately 7,500 square feet. Originally a Post Office, and later an automobile dealership, the historic structure greets visitors with a two-story interior made of exposed brick masonry walls, polished concrete floors, and large-span steel Pratt trusses supporting the roof. Large, existing window openings were replaced with new aluminum storefront glazing allowing an abundance of natural light into the space. The roof was replaced with a new membrane protecting and preserving the structure for many years to come. A second exit stair was uncovered and enclosed improving the health, safety, and welfare of the building occupants.
Client: Warrior Creek Development
Funded by Division of Culture and History Arts Grant