Wheeling, West Virginia
The Boury Warehouse was an existing 19th century warehouse before its conversion into 75 one- and two- bedroom apartments. Through historic tax credits and a thorough investigation of materials and construction cost-reduction techniques, this community provide affordable rental options. To maintain the interior’s unique history, Moseley Architects worked closely with local code officials to maintain much of the original structural elements. When additional structural reinforcement was required, those elements were also left exposed, giving the building a pronounced historic feel. Windows were replaced to meet energy requirements while retaining the building’s 19th century exterior and offering expansive views of the surrounding city including the neighboring Wheeling Creek and Ohio River. The original water tower, located on the roof’s edge, was rebuilt to become the new Boury Lofts’ signage. In 2017, this project was recognized by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia for Best Use of Historic Tax Credits.