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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The historic Lawyers Building (right) in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The historic Lawyers Building (center) in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Architectural details make the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia a unique structure. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Architectural details make the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia a unique structure. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Architectural details make the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia a unique structure. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Architectural details make the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia a unique structure. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Architectural details make the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia a unique structure. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer Nathan Kirby inspects the hand painted doorframe of a safe in the basement of the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. He plans to convert the 100-year old building into a butique hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer Nathan Kirby inspects the elevator shaft in the basement of the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. He plans to convert the 100-year old building into a boutique hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer Nathan Kirby inspects the coal burning boiler in the basement of the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. He plans to convert the 100-year old building into a boutique hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer Nathan Kirby inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. He plans to convert the 100-year old building into a boutique hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer Nathan Kirby inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. He plans to convert the 100-year old building into a boutique hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The ceiling of the lobby inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The ceiling of the lobby inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The conference room inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. The walls are made of Honduran mahogany, most likely cut from a single tree.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The conference room inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. The walls are made of Honduran mahogany, most likely cut from a single tree.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Terrazzo tile floors run nearly throughout the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The brass mail slots inside the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The massive steel door on the safe in the basement of the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. Developer Nathan Kirby plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The coal burning boiler that drove the Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia may live again as a pizza oven.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer Nathan Kirby inspects some of the stone work recovered in the basement of the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. He plans to convert the 100-year old building into a luxury hotel.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    In the lobby of the Lawyers Building, the old elevators and the mailbox dominate.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    In the lobby of the Lawyers Building, the old elevators dominate.
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