Historic Decker Façade Reconstructed at The Main
The Decker Building façade was removed stone by stone in 2007 and preserved for almost a decade. The remainder of the former Decker Building was sold to the City of Norfolk to make way for hotel development at the corner of Main and Granby streets.
The façade is interwoven into the hotel frontage along the 100 block of Granby Street and will serve as an The Decker Building façade is interwoven into the hotel frontage along the 100 block of Granby Street and will serve as an entrance for patrons visiting two of The Main’s restaurants, Saltine on the ground floor and Vaira, on the second floor.
The façade consists of 528 solid gray limestone blocks which are 3 feet by 1 foot and 1 foot deep, each weighing and average of 400 pounds. The cornice pieces average 4-5 feet and 3 feet deep, weighing 2,500 pounds. Hand carved lion heads complete the design of the crossed neoclassical and class revival architecture.