Thursday, August 28, 2008

New life for the Old building

I'm getting closer and closer to the complete renovation of my first building. It's a 2,500SF 2-story brick commercial building from circa 1770/1870. The stone foundation for this building was laid in 1770 - it was originally constructed of wood. At this time it was a pharmacy, one of the first recorded drugstores in America... damn right! In the 1870's, it was rebuilt and expanded using brick.

When I bought the property last year, it was hideous: water damage, rotted out walls, and tons of other surprises. After almost 6-months of renovation, I'm happy to say it's close to completion. Original maple hardwood floors, pressed tin-style ceilings, and a charming facade that brings a smile to the face of the passerby.

4 comments:

Kristen said...

is this the building in the falls? We drove by the other night and saw people working on it.

Brendan Ciecko said...

Yes, you're more than welcome to stop by and check it out.

Robert Judge said...
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Jenny Lilac said...

I love that you're doing this!! It's great for our city!