Golden Leaf Apartments

Wilson, NC

The original Charles L. Coon School, circa 1920, was an unusually large school building, which included a full gym, swimming pool, classrooms, cafeteria and auditorium.  Over time, this monument to the achievements of a rural community had been abandoned and had fallen into disrepair.  

This renovation included the conversion of 91,000 square feet of educational space into a community facility for elderly living, and a meeting hall and offices for use by a local non-profit group.  Tise-Kiester Architects, Historic Acquisitions LLC, and Weaver-Cooke Construction used a combination of historic tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and conventional sources of funding to complete this renovation.

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Civil / Landscape :

Stewart Engineering

Structural :

SGI & Associates

Mechanical / Electrical :

Atlantec Engineers


Weaver-Cooke Construction


Marc Lamkin