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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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