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2007 Awards for Excellence in Downtown Revitalization. Category: Building Rehabilitation Golden Street Loft Apartments. What the redevelopers had to work with!. Many features have been preserved. Before the work begins. The building was abandoned 25 years ago!.

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2007 Awards for Excellence in Downtown Revitalization

Category:

Building Rehabilitation

Golden Street Loft Apartments


What the redevelopers had to work with l.jpg
What the redevelopers had to work with!

Many features have been preserved

Before the work begins


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The building was abandoned 25 years ago!

The ground floor once was a furniture warehouse

The upper floor apartments were derelict except for a conveyor belt to second floor for additional storage.


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A brave entrepreneur is invited to open a ladies vintage clothing store.

Painted in peacock blues by local artist Lynda Wesley

Work starts on the murals


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The finished 1 clothing store.st floor

Ready for business, but the upper floors still need a little work...


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The 2 clothing store.nd and 3rd floors were gutted to the walls

Debris waiting to be hauled away

Plaster lath has to be removed

Tons of plaster and lath were hauled away. The original stairwell skylights were preserved and made part of the interior of the top floor units.

Plaster has to be stripped

Reconfigured walls, plumbing, wiring and modern heating and cooling are installed.

New studs and walls are added

Classic skylight saved

This will become a bathroom between two bedrooms


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The result is worth the effort clothing store.

The preserved skylight 14 foot ceiling and 18th century roof trusses Bathroom connecting 2 bedrooms


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