I know I have been woefully neglecting you, but I have a good reason I swear! It’s National Preservation Month and here at work that is combined with a time heavy in reviewing Architectural Plans and preparing for our awards ceremony, then add to that the fact that a co-worker and I promised to give a presentation to a Local Historical Commission on re-purposing disused Municipal buildings, so yeah… I might have over-extended myself just a bit.
I don’t want to leave you hanging, though, so I’m going to leave you with a couple of pictures from one of the buildings in my presentation on re-using your town’s Municipal buildings. This particular building is the Salem Jail in Salem, Massachusetts. It underwent a MASSIVE rehabilitation where it went from an unused former jail to luxury Condos and a great jail-themed restaurant called The Great Escape. Check out their website, since it gives some before photos of the jail.
Here is a before picture from the Preservation Nation Blog:
Here is a an artistic view of the after from the company who markets the Condos (I love the guy hanging out in the doorway!):
I will be back when things quiet down a little bit. Enjoy Preservation Month!