Built in 1911, 9 Aviles Street has been owned by dozens of businesses over the years. This includes St. Johns Motor Company, Rollins Electric and Welding, and St. George Electric. The property was purchased by Red Moon Properties, LLC, in 2018, and reconstruction on the building began in 2019.
The goal of reconstructing the building is to ultimately preserve the structure. Rather than demolishing the building entirely, the project involves re-creating portions of the property that have vanished over time. In doing so, the company hopes to retain the building’s authenticity and history, along with its original aesthetics and craftsmanship. This appeals to both visitors and pedestrians in the area, and helps the community celebrate the past.
Red Moon Properties also has the goal of conserving building materials by reconstructing the building at 9 Aviles Street instead of demolishing it. Since the base of the structure already exists, the company hopes to have a decreased need for new construction materials. Further, it plans of limiting construction on the project, thus limiting both hazardous material and demolition debris.