#ThursdayDoors — Apartment Rehab

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I researched my building for today’s #ThursdayDoors and discovered it was not always the tidy, stately gem it is today.

First I found it’s an apartment building, largely inhabited by seniors. It’s a Section 8 place. Leasing requires its inhabitants earn no more than $28,000 a year and they cannot be full-time students. For $640 a month, renters can have a small open living space with one bedroom, one bath. The amenities aren’t fancy, but it’s a perfectly functional space for one or two who prefer to live unencumbered.
According to listings, the lobby is marbled and there is a lovely green space round the back.

It’s been an apartment building since at least the 1946 census. The built date is not available.

The building was updated in 2013, when it sold for $266,000. At that time…

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photo credit here

As far as I can tell, we #ThursdayDoors people are fans of rehabilitation, and I thought you’d enjoy knowing all that.

I am so glad they didn’t put some standard glass doors on this frontage.

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Quite nice.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link.

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47 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Apartment Rehab

  1. What a beautiful front door! Looks like the entrance to a magical place! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Oh my. I am so happy they restored that original door. Yes, I love seeing buildings being restored and maintained, but I hate when they shove in an aluminum and glass slab of a door that looks like the entry to the Quickie Mart. Thanks for the historic photo.

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  3. The first photo is yours? It’s lovely, as are the doors. But the best thing is that you can see into the future: “The building was updated in 2103.” 😉

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  4. What a lovely old building! And, that door–so much beautiful detail! 🙂

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  5. Benson says:

    What a beautiful door. The whole entry is a keeper. There are several old buildings like that along Meridian Street.

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  6. Wow! Those hinges!

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  7. marianallen says:

    I’m SO glad this building was returned to its former beauty! It was brilliant, keeping that door. Such a lot of character in that brick, stone, and wood.

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  8. They did a great job of renovation and I’m so glad they kept that wonderful door. Happy Thursday!

    janet

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  9. Gorgeous front door, and I’m so happy it found a new purpose to serve those who are on a very fixed income.

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  10. Oh, what a wonderful job, I love the impressive door, it looks so stately! 🙂

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  11. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful door. It makes the building look homey. Nice touch to what could be a utilitarian facade.

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  12. I love that door, Joey and it was cool seeing the older photo too. I like yours best though.

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  13. jesh stg says:

    Am happy that building is rehabilitated:) The new door is very nice!

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  14. Beautiful door! So happy to see that the building was refurnished and is getting a new life 🙂

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  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    That is a wonderful choice for a front door on a building like that. It’s nice to see they found a GOOD use for the building. Affordable housing for those on fixed incomes is so important.
    Any chance they have an elevator? I’m thinking of my mom who lives on a second floor with bad knees and a narrow stairway… 🙂

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    • joey says:

      I went back and looked, and no, no elevator. Stairs seem narrow as well. BUT! They have 3 wheelchair accessible apartments and a chair lift, so you know, they care. A little. 😉

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  16. Luanne says:

    What a wonderful difference! Is it just my fixation or does it resemble a Masonic temple? How old is it?

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  17. loisajay says:

    Wow. What a transformation..and the door is gorgeous. You did some great research on this building, Joey.

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  18. Joanne Sisco says:

    “Quite nice” is a bit of an understatement!! 🙂

    Kudos to the new owners for such a dramatic rejuvenation of this building and especially for saving that gorgeous door!

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  19. ghostmmnc says:

    Interesting to learn how buildings change over the years. I love the wooden door! 🙂

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  20. Anxious Mom says:

    Wow, beautiful transformation! And, damn, that graffiti…just thinking about hanging outside the window enough to reach certain places makes me nervous!

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  21. conspicari says:

    Looks like they have done a really good job at restoration especially that lovely wooden door. :>)

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  22. Handsome door. Nice to know they keep rehabbing as needed instead of tearing it down. 🙂

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  23. Skipah says:

    Wow you have to commend the people that bought this and restored it instead of leveling it and opening another strip mall.

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  25. Vicky says:

    Nice door and a neatly defined building now, but gosh, $640 per month for a one-bed seems a lot to me!

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    • joey says:

      I think it’s high too! But I cannot deny the location is optimal for people who want a quiet building and anything and everything just outside. I guess for some it’s worth the cost? I dunno.

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