401 S. Main Street    Downtown Bryan, Texas  map979.822.4071
Texas Downtown Association - Best Renovation/Rehabilitation
Recognizes excellence in rehabilitation (i.e., renovation or remodeling) of interior or exterior of an existing building.
Brazos Valley Decorative Center, Bryan Submitted by: City of Bryan

The rehabilitation of the 1947 modernist International Harvester Building is another example of the public-private investment that continues to preserve buildings and revive business activity in Bryan's central business district. Since the building has had few owners throughout its history, many original elements and details remained in place. The metal canopy was in good shape and brick facades only required minor repointing and cleaning. A historian and paint specialist were brought in to help return the true International Harvester colors to the building. Signage for the new tenant mimics the style of 1950s International Harvester dealerships. The new building owner researched mid-century landscape design and incorporated it with eco-friendly landscaping. The rehabilitation of this building at the south end of downtown helps enhance one of downtown's gateway corridors. The building was financed in part through the city's Downtown Improvement fa├žade grant program. Judges noted this project for keeping the interior industrial feel and effective use of space.

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Mayor's Downtown Impact Award
Bryan Mayor's Impact Award
The Mayor's Downtown Impact Award, created in 2000, celebrates progress in the city's oldest business district, while recognizing those who go above and beyond to contribute to this progress.



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