Monday, December 8, 2008

Reviving Cincinnati: 1346 Broadway, Part II

In part two, we look at the basement, second floor, third floor and attic of 1346 Broadway, an 1865 Italianate that Todd McFarland has been rehabilitating for the past 15 months.

Built by a lard oil salesman at the end of the Civil War and purchased by a German doctor in 1873, the house had fallen into disrepair and had been vacant for more than two years.

McFarland plans to turn the 5,400-square-foot building into three upscale rental units.

Following the completion of a great deal of plastering and skimming work, McFarland will start on completing the thrid floor unit and will then work his way down.

The third floor should be ready to rent by spring, with the other two units reaching completion later in 2009.

There are 37 photos in this slideshow.

A couple of things to look out for:

  • The new mechanicals installed in the basement and in the attic
  • The old coal chute/storage area
  • Ancient, rusty pipes that once worked as the house's intercom system
  • A toilet where there once was just a bench
  • Clawfoot bathtubs, which will be restored and re-used
  • Old newspaper
Hover over the slideshow to bring up the controls. You may stop the slideshow by clicking on the square "stop" button, allowing you to scroll through the photos at your own leisure. To get a better view, click on each image to enlarge to 640 x 480. Photos will open in a new browser window.

Previous reading on BC:
Reviving Cincinnati: 1346 Broadway, Part I (12/4/08)