The Jones Building
The Jones Building is a valued historic landmark in the downtown area of Canton, Georgia. It originally operated under the name Jones Mercantile, selling a variety of goods ranging from hardware to children’s toys. This property underwent renovation in the 1950s, and the stucco façade was introduced in the 1970s. The impressive retail history of the space came to an end in the 1980s when it was purchased by Cherokee County to be used as administrative office space. The city of Canton took ownership of the Jones building in 2017 and hired Garbutt Construction Company and Lord Aeck Sargent to execute a significant exterior renovation to this historic structure. The goal of this project was to transform the Jones Building from the eyesore it had become into the icon it once was.
The once 15,000 sf structure tripled when two stories were added to the Jones Building. Because the previous renovation had left damage to the exterior façade the masonry, among other things, had to be completely refurbished. The old and worn windows were removed and taken offsite for restoration and new doors were added to the exterior of the building. There was a full interior demolition and hazardous material abatement. To complete the renovation of the Jones Building, a historically accurate storefront was constructed and added. The Jones Building is now a structure that citizens and tourists can admire as they stroll the historic downtown Canton.
• Location: Canton, Georgia
• CM at-Risk
• 45,000 sf