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Historic Broadway Building Comes Back to Life
After a year of extensive remodeling, in collaboration with the City of Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission, R. Hetzel Properties, LLC. will open the doors of the “Spradling House” at 1304 Broadway as a beautifully-renovated commercial building.
An open house commemorating the reopening is planned from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. All are invited.
Once the home of prominent Cape Girardeau Attorney A. M. Spradling in the 1930s, then Hartford’s Gift Shop, Haman’s Photography Studio, and lastly Global Foods, the gold brick structure standing at the entrance of Cape Girardeau’s Boulevard Historic District is now coming back to life.
“We were successful in safeguarding many of the ‘arts and crafts’ design features of the building, which included the massive oak ceiling beams and interior moldings, the ornate glazed brick fireplace and bookcases, and the oak hardwood floors,” said Rick Hetzel, owner of R. Hetzel Properties, LLC.
The renovation of the Spradling House required significant interior and exterior repairs due to the age and deterioration the structure had sustained over many decades.
In 2015, R. Hetzel Properties, LLC completed the renovation of the Historic Kage School, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 and recently featured in “Preservation Magazine” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
For more information about the projects, please call R. Hetzel Properties at 800-270-7198.