McPherson Community Building

McPherson Community Building

McPherson, KS

City of McPherson, McPherson, KS

The community center has been an important gathering place for the City of McPherson since 1928. TESSERE was engaged in early 2018 to rehabilitate this historic community facility back to its original design and construction of 1928. Our team collaborated closely with 5 different community-based organizations that represented interests of the City. The community center now serves as a gathering space for functions such as sports, meetings and special events to support the McPherson community.

Project Details

TESSERE took this historic gym in McPherson, KS and gave it new life with a complete restoration. Originally built in 1928, the renovation returned the wooden gym floor, façade, building footprint, mezzanine, and windows to their original glory. New lights in the gym, as well as energy saving measures were implemented. The theatre was converted into a multipurpose space with bathrooms and commercial kitchen to better fit the community’s needs. This community room can accommodate about 250 people and effectively retains several of the theatre’s original elements to remind patrons of its past life. The project was completed in 2019.
TESSERE provided architecture, historic preservation, interior design, construction administration, cost estimating, and project management to the project.


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