Morgan-Mack Motor Company

Client: Private Developer

Location: 714 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS

Use: Mixed Use – Restaurant, Office, and Retail

Size: 11,500 s.f.

Completion: 2000

In 2000, Hernly Associates worked with a private developer to restore the Morgan-Mack Motor Company building, 714 Vermont Street, back to its original character. Built in 1946 as an automobile dealership and regarded in newspapers of the day as being of the “most modern style”, the glass storefront had been removed to convert the space for office use and the buildings “presence” on the street had been destroyed. Restoration of the canopy materials along with installation of new full height storefront glass has recreated the “showroom” feel of the front area, now home to a thriving locally owned restaurant, Local Burger.