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2006 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award Recipients

Bill and Roger Koch of JBK Partners

Once the home of The Beehive, an early 20th century women’s clothing store, the tiny commercial building at 5 E. William St. was combined with another building at 2 N. Sandusky St. years ago. Later it served as a darkroom, its storefront replaced by plywood. Now Roger and Bill Koch of JBK Partners have brought the little one-story building back to life, replacing the roof, restoring the storefront and pressed metal ceiling, and repointing the masonry while taking pains to preserve the ‘ghost’ of the ‘Beehive’ sign. After years in oblivion, 5 E. William St. is back in commercial use, contributing street presence and economic vitality to downtown Delaware.

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