Cascade SaloonGreensboro, NC
Constructed in 1896 as a saloon and general store, the Cascade Saloon served the community of Greensboro for decades. By the1980s, the 9,245 square foot structure had been all but abandoned and had fallen into a state of dangerous disrepair. Located between four major rail lines, the renovation of the three-story building presented significant technical challenges. To stabilize the masonry walls, a new support structure was erected within the historic shell. Over 1,000 reclaimed bricks were recycled to repair the building facades. Granite windowsills and lintels were restored and the elaborate cornices replicated. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was restored through a public / private partnership between the contractor / owner, The Christman Company, Preservation Greensboro and the City of Greensboro.