When we passed by 107 North 5th Street recently we were amazed to see the building had undergone a brick and stucco facelift that obscures its wood frame origins but corrected its previously very noticeable severe sag in its rear third. We’re sad the owners chose to cover over the wood frame exterior rather than restoring it but happy they seem to have fixed a big structural problem. The lower portion of the building, presumably a store in a previous incarnation, has gained big windows. A sign in front advertised the retail space is now for rent. Click through to the jump for three “before” photos. What do you think of the re-do?
Above, the building in 2006. The sag in the rear was actually even more pronounced in person. Photo by Gregg Snodgrass for PropertyShark.
Above, the building in June 2012 by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark.
The building undergoing its facelift in a recent photo from Google Maps.