Five & Dime, Clarksdale Mississippi
This project involved the restoration and adaptive reuse of a National Register-listed Woolworths building in the historic delta town of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Located at the legendary junction of Highway 61 and Mississippi Route 49, Clarksdale figures prominently in the history of the blues, rock and roll and American literature - the boyhood home of John Lee Hooker, Tennessee Williams and many others. It is also the home of internationally-recognized music festivals. We worked with Kinchen "Bubba" O'Keefe, tireless developer and promoter of Clarksdale's history and architecture, in mapping out and implementing a strategy to allow this development project to succeed through the use of federal and state historic tax credits.