Elizabeth City, NC
Owner: City Historical Society, Jean Baker
Architect: In-House, Design-Build
Structural failure was causing the building to collapse from within the building. Progressive Contracting Company, Inc. used cranes and the installation of steel beams and structural supports to stabilize the building from within the structure. The Chesson Building is one of the historic commercial buildings in downtown Elizabeth City. Pasquotank Arts Council is the new Owner and has secured funding to move forward with plans to renovate and restore the interiors including restoration of the existing live performance theaters. Once the building is complete and dedicated as the Elizabeth City Opera House it will be the home of Eastern North Carolina’s Encore Theater Group and will be the place of teaching for the performing arts.