Cate Building


Hammond, Louisiana


Neill Corporation

Completion Date


This landmark building, occupying a dominant corner of the historic downtown Hammond, Louisiana, had been vacant and dilapidated for several years. The owners, wanting to take advantage of historic renovation tax credits, decided to follow suit with the trend of the successful revitalization of the downtown neighborhood. ||Retail and a grocery occupy the ground level street fronts while upscale residential takes up the second floor. ||The exterior facades are restored with historical accuracy and minimal additions to fulfill the tax credit incentive requirements. ||The interior spaces were alive with a wealth of exposed antique heart pine structural elements. Every attempt was made to allow these elements to remain exposed.