Several downtown Fort Scott buildings are in process of being transformed.
Work began on two historic side-by-side downtown buildings at 10 and 12 E. Wall St.,owned by Jennifer LaRoche on Nov. 5, 2018.
The outside work is now nearly complete and the interior spaces are on the list for completion.
The buildings on Wall Street at National Avenue have been the work of several local contractors and businesses, which were able to work through the COVID 19 Pandemic restrictions.
The LaRoche Building space housing the Common Ground Coffee Co. at 10 East Wall Street was completed just before the COVID 19 Pandemic started in the U.S. in March 2020.
Then Kenny Felt Photography moved its office to the space just west of the coffee shop at 12 E. Wall Street.
Now the building that faces both Wall and National is being worked on.
“By the middle of September, I will have the building weather tight,” Jennifer LaRoche said. “And then we will start on the inside. I do not know how long that could take to complete. I don’t have an end date.”