Historical Building Renovation Projects

The Bates Building

Address: 101 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
Origin: Built in the early 1880’s as the Owensboro Savings Bank & Trust
Significance: Part of the Downtown Owensboro Historical District
Renovation Date: 2011 - 2012
Developer: Terry Woodward
Project Scope: Renovate the structure and maintain significant architectural details. To be a mixed use building with retail space on the ground floor and condominiums on the upper floors.
Sun’s Involvement: Replicate the appearance of the original windows with new, aluminum-clad wood windows, including the look of putty glazed sashes as well as recreating the scroll-work archways on 6 units.
Approvals: Kentucky Historical Commission, Owensboro Historic Preservation Board

The Booker Building

Address: 946 Gross Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217
Origin: Built in 1889 as the Louisville Cotton Mill
Significance: Located in the Schnitzleburg and Germantown neighborhoods and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Renovation Date: 2014
Developer: Underhill Associates, Inc.
Project Scope: Renovate the structure and maintain significant architectural details. To be converted into 183 unit apartment building.
Sun’s Involvement: Replicate the exterior appearance of original windows with new, aluminum-clad wood windows.
Approvals: National Parks Service, Kentucky Historic Commission