The Brenham Historic Preservation Board gave the ok on Tuesday for a downtown building to have exterior features changed to better match what it looked like in the past.
The board approved a Certificate of Appropriateness (CoA) application for the former bank building of Giddings & Giddings at 116 South Park Street, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Park and Alamo Streets.
The owner of the property, Brad Bevers, plans to renovate the building so it more closely aligns with how it appeared many decades ago. The overhaul will include rebuilding crown molding and corbel caps on the front of the building, moving a sign from the front to an entrance on the south side, and adding a blade sign to the front corner.
The building will also be painted, and a fence will be added to block the view of utilities at the back of the building.
Also at the meeting, the board voted to schedule a monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. CoA applications will be due for review by the Historic Preservation Office three weeks prior to meetings and must be considered complete within 10 days of the monthly meeting in order to be brought to the board for consideration.