My Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1870. The house is made of brownstone and brick. It was originally owned by a well to do stone mason from Massachusetts who became a very prominent citizen in Troy. During the time of the industrial revolution, Troy became the fifth wealthiest city in America.
When I purchased this house in 2004, it was in very bad shape. It had been vacant for twelve years. All of the windows were broken and boarded up. At some point it was cut up into four apartments. It had been broken into several times during the twelve years of vacancy. Every room was strewn with trash. She was crying out for someone to come along and save her. I was happy to take on this project because of my love of old historic buildings. My queenly home is now a single family house once again and she is smiling after years of neglect. There are a total of 15 rooms and just over 4000 square feet of space.
Restoring this house has been a complete labor of love for me, but never again would I take on a project this huge.
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