Main Street Alabama recently awarded Laurie McGuire the 2014 "Excellence in Architectural Design" for the Renovation of the 17th Block on East Market Street. 

Laurie McGuire purchased the 17th Block of buildings located at East Market Street right before the recession in 2008.   Unable to find financial assistance, she wasn't able to complete renovations until the fall of 2014.  During that period,  the properties  were targeted by some to being an eyesore and were being deemed unsafe structures in the local media.  Laurie has now renovated the entire block of buildings  and since the Fall of 2014, is 100% occupied with five tenants including Southern Vintage Boutique, The Broken Brush, Salon Blush, Riff Raff Furniture, and Sweet Home Vapor Company, creating 12 new jobs in that block. Spirit of Athens awarded Laurie two facade grants ($2,000) and facilitated a no interest loan for $5,000 for facade improvements.

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09/05/2015 5:24pm

a very quiet town, thanks so much for the information

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I am not a man hater but I have always preferred female architects over men. I feel they always have a better aesthetic eye on things. Unless a man works and thinks from a perspective of a female, their work will always look like a box. That is based from my experience. I think Laurie here did a great job. Congratulations.

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01/24/2016 4:39am

Wow. These are amazing photographs of the block. Quite a work done here. The looks and views are really different and improved.

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04/28/2016 3:25am

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04/28/2016 4:04am

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06/04/2016 8:16am

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06/10/2016 12:35am

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06/12/2016 8:44am

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