Restoration uncovers facade of downtown Brundidge building

first_img The Kennedys also have purchased the Victorian home on S.A. Graham Blvd. that once belonged to Dr. Reynolds, who at that time, was one of four doctors in the small, South Alabama town.The Kennedys have roots in Florida and family roots in the Alabama cities of Athens, Thomasville and Limestone.“Although we lived in Florida, when we had time off from school, our parents would load us up and we would ‘go home to Alabama,’” John Kennedy said. “We love Alabama.”Now, the Kennedy’s are “at home” in Alabama and they are excited about the future they envision for the small Pike County town of Brundidge. By The Penny Hoarder County cases continue to climb Pike County saw another increase in COVID-19 cases on Monday as the state topped 8,000 confirmed cases. As of 5:30… read more Print Article You Might Like Restoration uncovers facade of downtown Brundidge building Sponsored Content “Brundidge is only one mile off U.S. Highway 231 while so many small towns are far off the beaten path,” Kennedy said. “Being close to a major highway is the saving grace for Brundidge.“The idea that we have to bring traffic off Highway 231 into Brundidge is for us to offer things to do, things to create, rather than things to buy.”An arts community of sorts, Kennedy said.And the Kennedy’s have just a place for expanding the arts.They also purchased the two-story building on S.A. Graham Blvd., that is just a stone’s throw from the Main Street crossroads.“John Jake’s wife is an off-Broadway actress and that building work make an outstanding open-air theater,” Kennedy said. “There are so many possibilities for a town the size and location of Brundidge.“Kennedy said he and his family are excited to be in Brundidge and to be a part of what it can become.But first things first.There’s the matter of a facelift for the Bass Family Mercantile building. Although somewhat scarred, the brick building has maintained its original grandeur. There will be three entrances to the building and 32 windows upstairs. The ceiling tile has been restored and the inside brick walls revealed.Hopefully, the restoration of the Bass Family Mercantile will be encouragement for others, who own buildings within the city, to bring them back to the way they used to be. And to where Brundidge can be.The Kennedys said the citizens of Brundidge have been warm and welcoming and they look forward to being a part of the city’s bright future. Since the 1960s, metal sheeting had hidden the grandeur of the Bass Family Mercantile Store on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge.But, when the beauty of the historic brick building was revealed, it quickly became the talk of the town.The restoration project for John and Vicki Kennedy will include upstairs office spaces for him and their son, John Jake Kennedy, a Wall Street investment banker. The downstairs will be devoted to Vicki’s Starlight Glass Art Studio and shop. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The walls came tumbling down.Traffic came to a standstill and people left their places of work.All in awe of what they saw. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020 The facade of the Bass Family Mercantile store was revealed as part of a massive restoration project headed by John and Vicki Kennedy. The building has long been a fixture of South Main Street in Brundidge and the couple hopes to restore it to life. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more