The recent facelift of one of the most familiar downtown Pelican Rapids buildings was an upgrade—yet retaining the stately brick appearance.
New siding was installed this fall on two sides, the north and back alley; with the brick remaining the same on the west and south.
“This has been in the works for almost three years, however, with COVID and product delays it just wasn’t happening,” said Kathleen Hoover, of the “Legacy 57” building. The project included the removal of the old stucco siding, which uncovered another layer of wood siding, right, noted Hoover. The building was spray-foamed, and steel siding was installed.
The building is perhaps commonly known as the Boe’s grocery store. It was also a bakery, and post office over the past century. Most recently, it was the Card Broker store.
“It really is an interesting building. It’s actually two buildings connected together now,” said Hoover. The original structure was built in 1890.
The building today includes five, 1-bedroom apartments on the upper level. There is commercial space on the south side, and individual business offices on the north side.
The new steel siding is two-toned to match the existing brick.