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Example 2 - Apartment Building, 1929 Construction

This twelve unit building presents a mystery in its elegance. All units are simply studios or one bedroom, yet its public areas were constructed to the highest residential standards of the period. Woodwork is fine mahogany, all windows are glazed with stained glass imported from Czechoslovakia, banisters are custom wrought iron. Clearly such construction made no economic sense. The building must have been someone’s labor of love.

In later years the building obviously was unappreciated. Our restoration returned it to its original elegance. Now the building is safely in the stewardship of condominium owners.

(1) Work in progress, and completion
(2) Stairwell, and window detail
(3) Lighted alcove prior to work, and finished



(4) Walnut table showing years of neglect, and refinished
(5) Railing reflecting apartment house “maintenance,” and refinished
(6) Radius wall section, with steam softened and fitted picture mold.



(7) Signature of lapsed maintenance
Fortunately such neglect was at an end.
(8) Repaired wall section, and window detail
(9) Restored stairway