Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Willow Court Administration Building Restoration

Administration Building prior to restoration

Restoration under way (note the new windows)

Some positive development news at Willow Court is that the former Art Deco Administration Building (1940) has recently been purchased and upon a visit the progress and transition made so far is a very positive one. Prior to being bought, the building was in a bad state, suffering from vandalism and most recently a fire that was deliberately lit in the basement. Practically every window was smashed or boarded. As can be seen from the before and after photos of the Administration Building (below) it's amazing what a set of new windows can do.

The building has many wonderful period features including the main entrance door, doors, windows, staircases as well as a period Art Deco live theater room. To view a photo essay on the modernist buildings of Willow Court and others click here.

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