This little one-story brick building on the West Side has been vacant, or has been some lucky person studio/work shop for the past 10 years at least. Now, it has been redeveloped as office space. The windows have been enlarged and structurally improved, but the nice yellow brick has been covered with cement, or dryvit, or something. Some detail has been lost, yes, but if done properly and occupied soon, the changeover from empty garage-looking space to an active office space will be welcome on such a high traffic street.
I’d like to find out more about this building. It’s not listed on the ProvPlan website, or in the RIHPHC surveys. If anyone knows anything, get in touch.
JP Dec 22 2013 This building was built about 1919 for James Tramonti, as a garage. The architect was B. S. D. Martin.
John Sep 22 2013 I remember a beer distributor Paddy Byrne being in this building. They sold Schaffer beer.
Tyler Aug 20 2009 Why did they go through all the trouble of putting up what appears to be EIFS? Rather than just cleaning the original brick which would have been cheaper, faster, and better looking.
mj Jan 19 2009 I was the project super on this job If you want ant further info get in contact. OH and the cheap “weird wavy glass” that was done to mimic orignal historic glass. The improvements done here were done in a way to honor the historic charecter of the building but also with cost in mind hence the detail at the top It may not be Yellow porcelin brick but atleast the detail is not lost forever.lets face it the thing was a eyesore and a Rat nest for better than 20 years and destined to be torn down at least it now has a new lease on life. if you need any history on the building let me know.
Zaidee I live right down the street from this and am so disappointed to see what’s being done to the building (my father even more so than me). It all looks kid of cheap too; the windows have a wierd plastic wavy-ness to them. Sadly the lot is becoming parking. They’ve already begun work on it. I had never seen the inside of the building until one night the front was open and you could see bands playing inside, along with a rock-em-sock-em robots tournament that was going on.
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