Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reviving Cincinnati, 1346 Broadway, Part III

Todd McFarland's rehabilitation of his 1865 Italianate at 1346 Broadway continues, and the third floor has been inspected and approved for occupancy.

The tour starts on the third floor, with a look at some new bathroom tile and some salvaged hardware. The windows have been restored with new sashes and trim. And portions of the floor have been replaced -- not quite a match, but it should blend together as the years go by.

(Oh, remember the door with the big circle cut out of it? It's been restored and is pictured after the floor.)

Next, we swing through a work staging area in what would be the family room. From there, we make our way into the kitchen, fitted out with IKEA cabinets and new recessed lighting. New trim can be found around almost every door.

From there, it's a short trip to another bedroom, full of exposed brick. Notice how beautifully the floors turned out. There's also a photo of another bathroom, complete with a claw-foot tub.

Throughout the rest of the photos, you'll see what the window exteriors will look like, the "bonus" third-floor room in the attic, and various staging areas full of tools and trim that's been salvaged for re-use. Compare the spindles that have been cleaned and stained to those that haven't -- it's a major difference.

In the window staging area, the scale is used to pare down the sash weights to match the weight of the newly-built sashes. A very scientific system!

The tour closes with a look at some of the first-floor parlor ceiling art that McFarland plans to restore/reproduce, the results of a clay pipe failure in the back yard that had to be replaced, new HVAC gear, and a new door for the cellar.

McFarland estimates that he could have the third floor unit ready for rental in about a month, so contact him at or (513) 233-3403 if you're interested.

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Previous reading on BC:
Find! at 1346 Broadway (12/29/08)
Reviving Cincinnati: 1346 Broadway, Part II (12/8/08)
Reviving Cincinnati: 1346 Broadway, Part I (12/4/08)