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Commercial & Public Architecture

Historic Reeves Theater

Historic Reeves Theater

​The Reeves Theater was originally opened as a 700-seat art-deco movie theater in 1941. It was fully operational until 1973, and later reopened as the Elk Twin until 1994.  By then, the Reeves interior and façade were in desperate need of repair.  In 2013, Debbie Carson and Chris Groner purchased the Reeves, and hired West Depot Architecture to oversee the upcoming renovations to this awesome historic structure. The renovations included the addition of a green room, a fiddle silhouette-shaped stage, a new balcony, commercial kitchen, bar and cafe. Thanks to a generous grant from the North...

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Chronicle Mill

Chronicle Mill

Chronicle Mill was originally constructed in 1902 on a 6-1/2 acre site along the Norfolk Southern Railroad line in historic downtown Belmont, NC. West Depot Architecture was approached by Metrocology, out of Beaufort, SC, to partner on the redevelopment of this fantastic site. Respecting the mill’s historic and architectural value, the owners decided to make it the cornerstone of a vibrant, eclectic center of commerce and entertainment for downtown Belmont, NC. Portions of the building still retain the original heart pine decking, maple floors, timber beam structure and exposed brick walls....

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Elkin Valley Baptist Church – Master Plan

Elkin Valley Baptist Church – Master Plan

Elkin Valley Baptist Church hired West Depot Architecture to develop a new facilities Master Plan, based on their existing site assets and the needs of their growing church. We created an online Master Planning Questionnaire and used it to work closely over the course of 12-months with the Vision Team to develop a new Master Plan for the church. The new plans included the addition of a 22,000 square foot 3-story education building, a 560 person sanctuary and a common connector to their existing Christian Life Center (multi-purposed facility). The Master Plan was unanimously adopted by the...

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The Liberty

The Liberty

The Liberty was renovated in 2015. The renovation converted the former tobacco warehouse and wholesale grocery distribution center into a reception hall, microbrewery and brick oven pizza pub. The Liberty Tobacco Warehouse is a 30,000 SF brick structure with free spanning 100-foot heavy timber trusses and heart pine floors. It was constructed around 1923 and is a contributing structure to the Downtown Elkin Historic...

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Fiddles Pub

Fiddles Pub

Fiddles Pub was an interesting project for several reasons. This is a contributing historic structure to the Downtown Elkin Historic District, but it had been carved out of a much larger parcel, leaving only one exterior wall. The resulting space was a 17’x40′ room that we needed to squeeze a commercial kitchen, bar and dining room into. Although the building is small, all of the program fit into the space quite nicely, and just about any weekend night you’ll find the locals elbow-to-elbow listening to live music and enjoying the fare. The renovations to Fiddles Pub have...

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Golden Road Vineyards

Golden Road Vineyards

The owners of Golden Road Vineyards left the city life in Illinois and found a beautiful tract of land along the South Fork of the Mitchell River in State Road, North Carolina, to begin their second career as vineyard proprietors. During the site analysis we determined we would be able to use the already cleared pasture for five of the vineyard blocks and were able to clear a small area of well-graded land for a future sixth vineyard block. As the other components to the vineyard master plan, we nestled the house down in its own little clearing at the end of a block of Petit Manseng, with...

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