This rehabilitation project turned the long-vacant post office into a private event space and extended the viability of a historic resource while maintaining its character-defining features. The stately limestone exterior was in relatively good condition, but the interior had been largely gutted and was in poor condition. Much of the historic configuration that divided the lobby and the rear postal work rooms had been removed, leaving a large open volume. The choice of new use as an event space utilized the existing condition and incorporated some of the remaining features. In addition to major roof repairs, the project focused on rehabbing the interior space and finishes to create a formal room for weddings and other special events.
122 East 2nd Street Ottawa, KS