CEDAR STREET STATION Located at a major downtown crossroads, these early Sandpoint railroad buildings underwent renovation. They became a furniture showroom, a manufacturing facility, and a collection of small shops. The existing buildings had been poorly maintained because they were on leased railroad land. After relocation of the railroad, the main tenant, Misty Mountain Furniture, bought the property. They asked us how they could house their expanding business without losing the building's character. We blended our structural knowledge with the owner's trade to create high gable spaces and custom finishes that reflect Northern Idaho's past.
We improved the structural shell, addressed fire and safety issues, and created new life for the old complex, without giving up its most valuable elements. Unneeded structural pieces became new trim, and the owner's woodworkers turned the old wood floor into new front doors for the smaller shops. The building became the showroom. It is an example of
"Buildings Reborn" and
"Historic Image Restoration."
Early 1900's Sandpoint residents used short-term construction methods to build their railroad siding buildings.
The old railroad buildings underwent restructuring and renovation without losing the historical image of this Northern Idaho town.
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