Oh my word. I can’t believe we are undertaking another building project of this magnitude but sometimes projects choose us. It’s been less than a year since we finished the Sixty-One Park Farmhouse and this is our new project that I’m calling One-Twenty Main:
I’ve been in love with these two buildings since we moved to Bryson City. The brick store was built around 1950 and the little attached house might be as old as 1900. I still have a lot of research to do. Both have been empty for 25 years. The store was H&B Jewelers for a very long time, run by Hazel and Bud Jacks. They lived in the cute little house attached to the back:
We are partnering again with the Perkins family on this restoration! The front brick building is going to be my new art studio/shop downtown. The plan is to have some open studio time where people can come work on their own and also take classes (not just from me, I have so many artists I want to take classes from too!) The adorable cottage on the back will be a vacation rental right on Main Street near our other store Bryson City Outdoors. Also, isn’t that huge wall just calling for a mural?!
I’ve set up an account on Instagram too where even more photos will be shared soon: @onetwentymain I can’t wait to share all the cool things we’ve already found that will eventually go back into the house. I’ve also been glued to the microfiche machine at the geneaology society tracking down all the info I can.