The Georgia Trust

2014 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

B&D Burgers
Savannah, Chatham County

Since its construction in 1855, 209 West Congress Street in Savannah has served a variety of commercial ventures including a grocery, a restaurant supply store and most recently, a printing company. When B&D Burgers acquired the property in 2011, much of the historic interior had been obscured and the exterior was in need of rehabilitation. The project's architects worked with the Historic Savannah Foundation, the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Georgia Historic Preservation Division to take advantage of State and Federal Historic Preservation tax credit programs. The brick fa├žade was repointed and repaired, interior trim and finishes were recreated from historic images, and the large circa 1910 skylight in the center of the building was replaced in kind. Additionally, the restaurant repurposed the adjacent empty lot as a patio dining area, creating a vibrant outdoor scene at street level.

 

 

 

 


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