Walter Robbs worked with the City of Statesville to renovate their historic City Hall building, originally constructed in 1892 as a Federal Courthouse and later used as a Post Office. Throughout all four floors, historic light fixtures, wood floors, millwork and the building’s grand monumental stair were restored. The Council Chamber was fully renovated, making them accessible to both city officials and the public. Exterior renovations included brownstone and masonry repairs, new entrances and restored original windows and doors.
Restoration on the ground floor revealed the original Center Street entrance, historic marble and wood floors, decorative structural columns, and high coffered ceilings from the historic post office lobby. Now, this open lobby has become the backdrop for community receptions and gatherings. The renovation created functional spaces for three city departments, city council, and the community, while returning the building to its original grandeur.
Design Team included Historic Preservation Consultant, Michelle Portman Walter
Statesville, North Carolina
City of Statesville
20,000 square feet
- 2013 Merit Award, Winston-Salem Chapter, North Carolina AIA
- 2012 North Carolina Main Street Merit Award - Best Public Building Improvement