Business Connections for Fall 2022

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 4 Fall 2022 Passionate about breathing new life into historic buildings Pregont now owns Pomeroy Development, which creates residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate assets in underserved rural communities throughout Kansas. The company’s name was inspired by Samuel Clarke Pomeroy (January 3, 1816 – August 27, 1891). Pomeroy was the mayor of Atchison from 1858 to 1859; the second president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; and a U.S. senator from Kansas during the American Civil War. As a civic-minded leader who believed in investing in his local community through development, Pomeroy embodies what Pomeroy Development is all about. What’s Old Becomes New Again Historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, such as these in Atchison, Kansas, are a specialty of Pomeroy Development: • 1913 Apartments –The former YMCA is now a 17-unit building featuring a beautiful blend of classic and contemporary interior finishes. • Old Fire Station Loft – A 3,000-square-foot residence located on the second floor of the old fire station in downtown Atchison. • Central School Apartments – Originally built in 1938 as a neighborhood elementary school, the building was redeveloped into 13 apartments. • Red Light Lofts –The Red Light Gallery building is a mixed-use, traditional storefront building in downtown Atchison. Pomeroy Development’s signature style includes historically authentic restorations, higher quality finishes, and premium locations. Pregont noted, “Each property has its own story to tell, and we strive to make it shine in its own unique way.” FromYMCA to Apartments The story of 1913 Apartments began with the building’s original purpose as a YMCA boarding house with 50+ rooms. After the new $11 million YMCA building was constructed next door in Pomeroy Development Justin Pregont is fromAtchison and grew up noticing its historic buildings. “You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate the ‘wow’ in buildings from the early 1900s.The detail in them is so different,” he said.