Downtown Farmington’s McNut building receives new façade

Downtown Farmington is putting on a new
face this spring as the McNut building undergoes a facadectomy. The
single-story structure next to the Civic Theatre is about to get its
original look back, and a second story to boot.

“Something that fits in with the historic architecture of downtown Farmington,” says Steven Schneemann, owner of S3 Architecture, which designed the new façade.

The
century-old structure served as the home of Books Abound for years near
the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Farmington Road before going
vacant a few years ago. An ugly mid-20th Century façade covered it for
most of that time.

The 1,600-square-foot structure is being
renovated to accommodate an office tenant. The space is still
available. A second story false front will top the brick façade. A
similar job was done to the nearby Exchange Building last year.

The project is expected to wrap up by July.

Source: Steven Schneemann, owner of S3 Architecture
Writer: Jon Zemke

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