History building in Carson City re-opens
Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC celebrated the grand re-opening of the historic Murdock Building at 318 No. Carson Street Wednesday.
The building formerly housed Murdock’s Clothing Store, operated by Roger Murdock, a proponent of downtown revitalization as far back as 1966, according to a Nevada Appeal article published upon Murdock’s death in 2006. In 1996 the building was purchased by prominent local architect and civic leader Art Hannafin, who renovated the building and created the retail and office spaces seen today. Hannafin owned the building until his death in 2012.
“We’ve relocated our business here in support of the improvements being made along Carson Street,” Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, said. “With the help of the Downtown Façade Improvement Program, we are pleased to have been able to upgrade the building to reflect its place in downtown Carson City and build upon the foundation left by the former owners.”
Shaheen said the builders have put a new roof on the building, moved exterior duct work inside to make the building more energy efficient, repaired sewer issues, relocated a failed grease interceptor from under the building, as well as replacing all common area carpeting and painting both the interior and exterior of the building.
“Improving buildings is what we do,” Shaheen said. “This space has historical value to Carson City, and it reflects that nostalgia while providing quality professional office space and fine eating and drinking establishments for visitors and residents alike.”
Mayor Bob Crowell presented Shaheen Beauchamp Builders with a Certificate of Appreciate from the city for being among the first business owners to participate in the façade improvement program.