Historic Preservation

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...

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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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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 District.

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