Lancaster Kicks Off Restoration of The Shumaker

Historical 138,000-square-foot Building Undergoes Transformation

The public is invited to celebrate the beginning of this transformational preservation journey. Urban Restorations, a real estate development company that specializes in historic renovation and owns the former Essex Wire Building at 219 N. Columbus Street in Lancaster, Ohio, has begun renovations to transform the previously vacant property.

This inaugurates the re-purposing of the approximate 138,000-square-foot building which will feature apartments on the second and third floors and retail space on the first floor.

The property has been sitting unoccupied since 2005. It was erected in the early 1900s and housed the Fairfield Shoe Company. This history led Urban Restorations to rename the building The Shumaker, acknowledging the history of the building. In 1947, the building housed Essex Wire Company which manufactured electrical switches for automobiles. Then from 1982 through 2005, it was occupied by Fairfield Industries.

In its transformation, The Shumaker will offer 60 residential apartments and five short-term rentals for visitors to the community. Approximately 23,000 square feet will be commercial space.

Governor Mike DeWine has been invited to the inaugural ceremony, Lancaster Mayor David Scheffler, Bob Schilling from Urban Restorations and Amanda Everitt, Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster will be on hand for the celebration.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10 | 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: 219 N. Columbus Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
Parking is available across the street from the building on Mulberry Street.

For more information, email Julie Theado, Krile Communications or call (614) 774-6358.

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