206 S. Garnett – Watkins Building

The c. 1885 Watkins Building is located in the Henderson Central Business Historic District in Henderson, North Carolina. The two-story brick building houses features two commercial spaces on the first floor, flanking a central entrance that leads to a stair to the second floor. Originally constructed as offices along accessed by a central corridor that runs the depth of the building and is lit by skylights, the second floor has been vacant for a number of years. Rehab Builders (based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) will be converting the second floor space into three apartments. The original room layouts, curved walls along the corridor, windows and doors, hardwood floors and other architecture features will be retained. The project is slated to receive both state and federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits.