Clay Hill Leftovers

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As the title suggests, the gallery includes buildings (and their doors) that I wasn’t able to match up with any historical records. But I like them. The only building I have photos of that I found any history for is an apartment building called “The Belden.” Below is what the National Registry of Historic Places nomination form says about it:

A principal shift in emphasis that developed in the district with the turn of the century was the construction of larger apartment houses, often designed by architects. J. J. McCarthy’s work at 59 Belden Street is a case in point. The most prominent example, however, is “The Belden” (1898) at the corner of Main and Belden streets, designed by the firm of Bayley & Goodrich. The largest building in the district, it is essentially two structures, one fronting on Main Street, the other fronting on Belden Street. It has pediments and broken pediments, rinceau cornice fascia, rusticated first story, cartouches and other details of the Neoclassical Revival. Half of the Main Street building has been destroyed by fire but is scheduled to be re-built in part. “The Belden” contained, from the first, 2-room living units, intended for adult occupancy. The good-sized building at 62 Albany Avenue (1898, G. W. Buckland) also has 2- and 3-room units. The two buildings are early examples of housing for singles.

National Registry of Historic Places nomination form

I hope you enjoy the doors in the gallery. Next week, I’ll be moving on to a new place. I also hope you’ll take some time to explore the doors from the other participants in this challenge.

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    • Thanks. I wish I could have found more information on those two black and white boxes. I assume they were designed by the same person. Sometimes, all we have are a photo and our imagination.

      I enjoyed your journey today.

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  1. So in the photo from the NRHP form all the windows are boarded up? Could there be anything sadder-looking? It’s quite an imposing building and I especially like the name “The Belden.” That last door is a real beauty — THAT is an entrance!

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    • I don’t know the story of this district, Maureen, but when an entire district is put on the registry, I think someone was trying to prevent it from being bulldozed. I am so glad they were able to protect these properties. It takes a lot of work and research. They have to document each “contributing” property, and the properties have to be more than just old. There have to be architectural aspects that designate a period, or the work of a prominent architect, or some historic events. Once protected, I guess the owners decided to restore the structure. I am glad they did. That last entrance is remarkable.

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    • I’m glad you liked the Belden, Frank and I’m glad they were able to preserve it. There are similar apartment buildings in Pittsburgh as well. They all probably date from about the same time.

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  3. That single-family home: There’s a possibility that it isn’t a single anymore. In an old neighborhood just east of the downtown area of Denver there’s an area of beautiful old house that have been made into apartment buildings that hold four units each.

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  4. I always did like leftovers Dan! The Belden is a beauty and doesn’t show its age. That last entrance is a knockout! I like the House of Bread and what it stands for.

    An apartment house next to a bar. How convenient can life get for someone who drinks? You would never need a designated driver! Lol!
    Ginger

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  5. Those are great ones! I would SO LIVE in the Belden, especially if I could live in one of the round towers. And I love that “interesting looking building” in an Italianate design; in contrast to my usual preference, that style of Italianate is so clean and simple. <3 My doors today were taken on the way to a museum in Louisville. I made the most of the trip, and snappied as many doors as I could grab. https://marianallen.com/2022/09/frazier-history-museum-part-1-thursdaydoors/#FrazierHistoryMuseum#Louisville#Kentucky

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  6. The single-family home and the ‘interesting looking building’ are so pretty. The house covered in ivy…! My husband would be cringing. We used to have ivy growing up the front and north side of our house, but I got so tired of hearing him say, “It’ll grow into the brick and weaken it, blah, blah, blah.” I went out there with my screwdriver and took it all off. I must admit, I do like it so much better, but I still get misty-eyed when I see an ivy-covered house.

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  7. So many interesting buildings and views. I love the last door but the best thing is the overgrown building, even though I’m not sure how it would be to live in it.

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    • The overgrown building appears to be abandoned. It might be outside of the district, so I’m not sure what fate awaits that door.

      I like the collection of doors you shared with us today.

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    • I’m not moving, neither is the blog. I just meant that I’ll be featuring doors from a new place. I’ve been in Clay Hill for five or six weeks. That’s why I’m featuring the leftovers. They’re just random doors that didn’t fit in any of the previous post.

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  8. I really like the single family home with the peaked roof and also that last door and entrance, Dan. You found some really good buildings in this area. I’ve enjoyed it. I’m on the other side of the US along the southern California coast for my entries today. Hot and humid here today. Here you go: https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2022/09/08/thursday-doorswooden-doors/#southernCalifornia#HermosaBeach#beachhouses

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    • I’m glad you feel the familiar in these photos. And, you’re not late. Thursday Doors runs until noon tomorrow – heck, you’re early ;-)

      Thank you for sharing beautiful sacred doors and a lovely poem.

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  9. That extra O in Doors was a mistake, Dan, lol. You have a great selection of buildings this week. I really like that last shot, beautiful porch and entrance. We could do with more singles accommodation here in Ireland, there’s a terrible shortage of student accommodation. The cost of renting is so high even a well paid job is barely enough to cover it.

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