History of Picayune City Hall
The original city hall of Picayune, Mississippi was constructed from 1938-1939 with an extension being built in 2013. The Picayune City Hall building is a staple in our community. The original building was constructed by Englishman, Wilford S. Lockyer. The beautiful building was designed to look like an English Manor and some of it was even constructed in England and shipped over to Picayune, Mississippi.
A lot of the details and work went into both the original structure and extension of the city hall. When we started working with Eric Morris, we wanted to make sure we respected the history of this beautiful building.
Old, Yet New
When speaking with Eric they didn’t want anything extravagant. They wanted to make sure the beautiful city hall still had its old town feel.
However, it was important that a modern shingle be used to hold up against South Mississippi’s ever-changing weather conditions. This was a project that our entire team was proud to be a part of. We have employees and owners that have lived here their entire life.
So for our team, it was more than just another roof replacement. This project meant they had a hand in doing something for our city that will keep it beautiful. Our Picayune City Hall has been a staple in our community and really deserves the TLC it is getting.
Getting ready for the City Project was fun. The last time our city hall building had any work done was After Hurricane Katrina, so we knew this was going to be a big job. We met with Eric a few times to make sure everything was accounted for before starting the project.
We had to replace a few pieces of fascia that were rotted to ensure the sustainability of the new roofing system, but for the most part the building’s fascia was still beautiful and intact. The city chose to go with the 3 tab Atlas Glass Master in a Heatherblend color.
We had a fully loaded crew ready to take on the job. It took 3 whole days from sun up to sun down to finish the job, but it was totally worth it to give such a historic building a much-needed facelift. Also, check out this great article from the Picayune Item to learn more about this job.