J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. was the general contractor for this restoration and conversion project in Columbus, GA.
The 4 story building already contained commercial tenants on the ground floor, but the top 3 floors had been boarded up for 25 years. The building required a complete replacement of all systems as well as a new roof and repair or replacement of all exterior windows. The corridors were retained in their historic configuration with old transoms and doors being retained. The top 3 floors of this building were converted to 18 loft apartments. The apartments range from 730 sq. ft. to 1,800 sq. ft. The lofts have old pressed tin ceiling tiles and skylights incorporated in the design. All construction was done under the historic restoration guidelines of the Secretary of the Interior and this project qualified for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.