The tornado that hit Greensburg, Kansas, in May 2007 destroyed 95 percent of the town. In response, the citizens of Greensburg came together and pledged to rebuild their town and as a model green community. As part of this massive effort, the historic 1915 S. D. Robinett Building, the only downtown structure to survive the storm, underwent a $124,653 rehabilitation supported by a federal Preservation Tax Credit. The building’s brick parapet was partially rebuilt, interior water damage repaired, and new bamboo flooring, insulation, HVAC system and energy-efficient windows installed. Commercial space now occupies the first floor of the rehabilitated Robinett Building and residential the second.
Photo: S.D. Robinett Building post historic rehabilitation
– NPS file