After two long years of careful scrubbing, sanding, and mortar pointing, the facade scaffold has come off the facade of two residential buildings on Reade Street. The building, built in the late 19th century, had suffered under layers of paint that trapped moisture and re-directed water toward the massive, original wood framed window units - resulting in rotting and corrosion. Studio Modh relied on the depth and wisdom of Jablonski Building Conservation, as well as the careful, diligent work of ABR Molding Inc.
The scaffold removal has revealed the buttery, warmth of the original sandstone trimmed off with Landmark Preservation Commission approved historic black paint and re-built ornamental metalwork details. Next up the lobby and water-table ornament along the storefront!