HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- The newly renovated apartments of the ice house in downtown Harrisonburg are now beginning to fill up with residents. Phase one of the project included building brand new apartments on the top two floors.
The large pillar in the middle of a kitchen there is a reminder of the building's past. The pillars were used to support the weight of the ice blocks stored in the building. As much of the ice house's historical character was kept in the new design as possible. Even the metal sheets on the outside are part of its history. The apartments opened up right at noon, and tenants were lined up out the door waiting to get their keys.
All the residents there were very pleased with the design.
Tracy Troy just moved in and says one of the selling points was how long the ice house has been downtown. Her dad even remembers the building from when he attended James Madison University.
"I'm super excited, it's gorgeous. It's very industrial, all very unique, all the apartments are different and eclectic," said Troy.
Troy also said she can't wait for her dad to see the new changes, and is sure he's going to love it.
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