202 Main Street
Council Grove, Kansas
Historic Preservation & Life Safety Upgrades
Photographer - Harold Gaston
Located within the Council Grove Downtown Historic District, 202 Main Street is also listed as a contributing building on the National Register. The two-story building has a small retail space on the first floor and the second floor was converted from a retail space to a single residence with the design guidance of Ben Moore Studio. To ensure code compliance with the change of occupancy fire ratings on doors and walls needed to be updated. A new exterior stair was also added to ensure all exiting needs were met. Mechanical plumbing and electrical were also within the scope of work to transform the existing space into a functioning loft space. Some of the historic features of the second floor were highlighted with the renovation, including a large skylight, and tall pressed metal ceilings.