K and R Design Studios is bringing back many historical firsts to Downtown Pontiac. The facade has long been covered up from the Sibley's Shoe days.
Fortunately the historical facade was found to be fairly intact. Robert Karazim of K and R Design Studios is taking a craftsman care to restore and highlight historical and architectural details.
The facade in question is 47 N. Saginaw, and continues to show improvements of restoration even throughout the fall and winter months. In it's past life the building has seen a few architectural changes that made sense - at the time. Karazim's restoration project brings back the historical grandeur of the building and updates it for modern usage today.
Plans of the buildings usage include upper floor loft living and a potentially a lower level performance space for up and coming artists and performers to show off to live audiences.
Pontiac was once known for it's theater district. We're seeing the renewal of live theater with live musical performances at the Crofoot Ballroom, Downtown 51 Grille, and modern electronic dance at Elektricity night club. The Strand Theatre project opening in 2015 will bring another level of live performance, and 47 N. Saginaw's performace space for up and coming artists, performers, and theater will all help bring that theater district feel.