Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Lincoln Stays on Locust Street

Okay, so maybe the Lincoln Aparments at 1222 Locust Street wasn't the greatest place to live before it was devasted by fire in early July. But at least there's hope that it might be better in the future. The Daily News' Urban Warrior reports that the owners have committed to rebuilding a condo building behind the surviving facade, a muscular design from 1892 by George H. Fettus, a contemporary of Frank Furness. In other good news, the crane that has been blocking the street all summer is outtahere.

5 Comments:

Anonymous HowardBHaas said...

Let's hope they do indeed save the ornate historic Furness inspired facade that fits in so well with the surrounding 19th Century buildings and will be a great selling point for condos in the rebuilt building!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! We've already lost so many beautiful buildings from that era.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just hope that this time their general contractor is more careful. Seriously, the fire alarms went off HOW many times while they were renovating before the fire???

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, saving the facade is great and all that....BUT, it still doesn't hide the rampant crime/prostitution that goes on at 13th and Locust. That corner is horrendous to the neighborhood. And, I feel that the Parker Hotel is the biggest cancer of them all. It's a shame because the area has such potential. Believe me, many mornings I walk in that area to work at 5am and it truly is NOT safe.

Anyone else have any thoughts on the matter? thanks,
A Local Resident

12:53 PM  
Anonymous jordon said...

re: the awful 13th and locust corner, have you noticed that that spooky, obsidian-style building is up for sale? rumor has it that was a brothel, hence all the hookers on that corner.

it's nice to see reporters FINALLY blogging/writing about this story. i remember when the story broke, the inquirer seemed more interested in reporting on the gov't shutdown in nj than reporting on the city whose name the paper bears.

10:06 AM  

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