Archive for the ‘Restoration/Adaptive Re-Use’ Category

The City of Clarksburg presents: Robinson Grand Theater Act 1, Scene 2

James Swiger on the restoration and the upcoming three-dimensional processing of the historic building.

Robinson Grand Theater restauration approved

City Council approves contract with architect

WYK Associates, Inc. to work on theater restoration project

Bill Yoke at the Clarksburg City Council

Bill Yoke, with WYK Associates, Inc., goes over a contract with Clarksburg City Council at Thursday night’s meeting. City Council approved the contract with WYK Associates, Inc.,  for architectural services in relation to proposed renovations to the former Robinson Grand Theater. Staff photo by Jim Davis

As published in The Exponent Telegram June 5th, 2014, by Jim Davis, Staff Writer

CLARKSBURG — Clarksburg City Council agreed Thursday night to pay a local firm $126,115 for architectural services in relation to proposed renovations to the former Robinson Grand Theater. City Council approved the contract with WYK Associates, Inc. by a 6-0 vote.

“We’re very excited about this project,” said Bill Yoke, with WYK Associates. “We’re ready to get things started and keep this moving.” Yoke briefly went over the contract with council and explained what each of the team members would be doing. The firm is investing in the project by providing several in-kind services, Yoke added.

Mayor Cathy Goings said she is glad a local firm is involved. “That was icing on the cake,” Goings said.

Council recently voted to purchase the Robinson Grand for $430,000.

The city closed on the sale last week, City Manager Martin Howe told council during a work session prior to the regular meeting. Restoring the West Pike Street structure into a regional cultural center is one of the city’s goals for reviving downtown.

[Link to the www.theet.com article]

Historic Gore Hotel Renovations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gore Hotel, located on W. Pike and S. Second Streets in downtown Clarksburg,  was built in 1913 by Truman E. Gore and Howard M. Gore, Governor of West Virginia and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, respectively, and served originally as a prestige hotel in the 1920’s.

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