About This Project

Elkton, VA – 7,407 sf

For more than half a century (1964-2016), the Town of Elkton utilized this antebellum Italianate-style house for various purposes, including as town hall, police department, and a library, but by 2016 it was in dire need of repairs.  The house sat vacant for two years before serious plans were made to resurrect the building and extensive renovations took place between May and December 2020.

The building was expanded by nearly 1,400 square feet and provided with much-needed improvements such as new HVAC, plumbing, and electrical, new roofing, storm windows, wheelchair lift, and five new ADA-compliant restrooms.

An integral part of the renovation was removal of the inadequate (and unoriginal) enclosure on the rear of the building and construction of a larger two-story addition that compliments the historic building and closely matches the existing brick.  In addition to the restrooms, renovated spaces include lobby areas on the main and lower levels, offices, meeting rooms, and a staff lounge.  Other notable improvements include a new stairwell, ceramic tile flooring, lighting, wood trim, paint, and new sidewalks.

The grand, circa 1860 former residence of Dr. Simeon B. Jennings (1806-1886) now proudly serves the Town of Elkton once again as town hall and police department, and also affords meeting space for small groups and clubs and a dedicated area for historical and visitor information.

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