Dickason Building – Five and Dime StoreFrench Lick, Indiana
The French Lick Five and Dime Store Building, historically known as the Dickason Building, is a two-story brick and limestone masonry building located within French Lick’s downtown Commercial District which sits in the Springs Valley area of southern Indiana. When Browning Day was hired, the majority of the building was unoccupied and one of the exterior bays had been covered with a stone facade. Our task was to design a comprehensive rehabilitation for the building including restoring the exterior façade and first floor storefronts to a more historically appropriate configuration, “white-boxing” the first floor commercial spaces for future tenant use, converting the second floor into six apartments, and updating the existing utility systems. The project was designed to meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.