The Woolworth Building

Public Square, Watertown, NY

The Purcell-LECESSE JV design-build team renovated the Historic Woolworth Building located on Public Square in Watertown, NY. Sitting vacant for over eight years, this six-story building dates back to the early 1900’s. Floors two through six were converted to 50 apartments consisting of both one and two-bedroom units.  The building includes community space on the first floor along with storefront commercial/retail space and dedicated space for a museum, library, playroom, and on-site laundry.  Original elements were retained to capture the historic character of the building. Wood trim was refinished, the elevators refurbished and the original windows remain.

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Crawford & Stearns

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The new Clayton Branch of Watertown Savings Bank, featuring a two-story building with drive-through teller lanes, offices, and a conference room, after demolishing the old branch.

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Since this was the first venture for the College into Housing, Purcell Construction worked with the College, sharing their experience and expertise to provide us with an excellent product on time and within budget. Time for completion was critical, and Purcell delivered. I highly recommend Purcell Construction without reservation. They are committed to providing the best project possible and working with their clients to ensure satisfaction.