City of La Verne Community Design Awards 2019: Micky’s Jewelry Studio
In 2016 Russell and Micky Rehm purchased the historic commercial building at 2343 D Street. The building was previously home to Generations Antiques, but is now home to the Rehm’s family owned and operated business – Micky’s Jewelry Studio – which has been in La Verne for over 10 years.
Prior to re-locating Micky’s Jewelry Studio from Foothill Boulevard to Old Town, the Rehm’s proposed several renovations to the historic building, which was constructed in 1936. The renovations included plastering over the building’s exposed concrete, replacing the front facade’s stone finish with a brick in order to be more consistent with the original building, enlarging the storefront window, and adding in new decorative wood doors. The Rehm’s also preserved some of the building’s original architectural details, including a concrete chevron design on the front facade.
The Rehm’s restoration of the building at 2343 D Street successfully maintained the historic nature of the building while also adding modern touches. The Rehm’s and Micky’s Jewelry Studio are recipients of the 2019 La Verne Community Design Award in the Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse category for their work to preserve and rehabilitate the historic resource at 2343 D Street. Outstanding work!
This is the sixth entry in a monthly series featuring winners of the 2019 La Verne Community Design Awards. Check back in one month to find out which award winner is featured next.