After Photography by Richard Leo Johnson
The owner purchased the property in 2016 to rehabilitate the structure for a restaurant and return some of the original character-defining features of the former service station. Ward Architecture + Preservation completed federal tax incentive documentation for the owner. Felder Associates developed the rehabilitation plan and designed the new space to respect the historic character retaining many architectural features found under the alterations and documented in historic photographs.
Constructed in 1930 as the Atlantic Refining Company Service Station, the building at 102 East Victory Drive, Savannah, Georgia was identified as a non-contributing structure to the Thomas Square Streetcar National Register Historic District in which it is located. Numerous alterations overtime to accommodate a variety of uses, transformed the original design into a non-descript office space thus impacting its historic integrity.
The commercial use, ineligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), and pre-1936 construction date allowed the property owner to qualify for a federal tax credit of 10% of the rehabilitation expenses. Documentation and written applications needed to confirm non-historic status were prepared by Ward Architecture + Preservation. Rehabilitation of the building was completed in 2017 with key partners identified below.
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