Mast General Store
Columbia • South Carolina
Renovation of a 43,000 SF Columbia downtown building on Main Street; this building is critically important to the Main Street revitalization vision and is creating energy for future development. Working closely with the ownership, the design team, Historic Columbia, and the South Carolina Department of Archives, our team was able to place the building on the Historic Registry. Scope included extensive façade renovation, uncovering existing windows, custom built replacement windows, and storefront replacement to match the historic nature of the building in the 1920’s.
Mast General Store utilizes the basement and the first floor for their retail space. A new entrance courtyard provides a secondary entrance to Mast as well as a new, modern glass enclosed elevator allowing access to the upper stories.
Mashburn provided pre-construction consulting, design-assist and construction management on this project.
This project has been honored with 4 awards - the Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Preservation/Restoration by the Historic Columbia Foundation; the Merit Design Award by AIA Columbia; the Honor Award in Adaptive Reuse/Renovation by AIA South Carolina; and the Honor Award from the Brick Industry Southeast Region.