SOHS plans to transform its historical Medford building, originally the J. C. Penney's Building, into an event center that can offer multiple spaces:
MAIN FLOOR - A large, flexible 250+ person event facility available for public and SOHS events. The elegant staircase can provide a grand entrance, an Event Registration desk will facilitate conferences, and meeting rooms will be available.
MAIN FLOOR, NORTH WING - The location for a new SOHS Museum, with an entrance from the parking lot on the north end of the building
MEZZANINE - available for small, more intimate events or seating, with art work on display
SECOND FLOOR - SOHS office/storage, plus a Brides' Room and potential additional museum gallery space
The J. C. Penney's Building is an iconic example of streamline modern architecture, and the only one built by J. C. Penney, although it was intended as a prototype.
|Streamline Modern is an international style of Art Deco architecture and design that emerged in the 1930s. It was inspired by aerodynamic design. Streamline architecture emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical elements. In industrial design, it was used in railroad locomotives, telephones, toasters, buses, appliances, and other devices to give the impression of sleekness and modernity.|
|BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE (deferred maintenance)|
|New Roof||$ 115,000|
|Clean/Paint Building||$ 60,000|
|HVAC Replacement||$ 275,000|
|EVENT CENTER LAUNCH COSTS||$ 50,000|
NOTE: Costs for Museum are not included