This building has been historically renovated to house the new Vernon Jewelers. The building contains some 4,350 s.f. in two floors and a basement. The main floor is the new home for Vernon Jewelers, while the second floor houses some office space for the retail store and a studio apartment. The new bathroom area contains a refurbished original skylight to bring daylight into the core area of the apartment. A seismic upgrade was installed to brace and support the original brick wall elements. The exterior was cleaned of the 1960’s vintage plaster to reveal the existing brickwork; additional masonry was installed to infill any damaged areas, and all areas of brick were re-pointed to extend the life of the building. New cornices were added to replace the original cornices that had been removed at some point in the past. New energy efficient aluminum windows were installed to replace the old outdated and broken windows. The exterior restoration also included a new full building length canopy as per historical photographs.
2007 Honorable Mention Award, American Institute of Architects, Salem Chapter
2006 Outstanding Physical Improvement Award, Oregon Downtown Development Association