Duplex flat layout with antique glazed brick facade with totally symmetrical front porches. Minimalist rectangular layout with no frills. Excellent dimensional lumber structure.
The brick porches were nearly collapsing. I had a master mason rebuild the structure of the porches. We replaced the wing walls with cinder block. Two of the masonry caps had been stolen, so I poured matching caps from concrete.
Pigeons had been living in the attic for about 8 years. I blocked their entrance and remediated the pigeon waste (about 600 pounds) by shoveling it out, vacuuming, and power washing the inside of the attic. I removed the dormer where they lived. Then we had a roof crew strip the old roof which had 4 layers of shingles and two large holes. They replaced the wood cladding where it was rotted. Then had a roofer add new shingles and fascia.
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