Historic site enters fourth incarnation
Old courthouse in Stockade offering luxury apartments
September 2, 2017
BY JOHN CROPLEY, Gazette Business Editor
The first tenants are settled into the historic courthouse building on lower Union Street, a half-decade after a local developer set about converting it into modern apartments dotted with early 19th century details.
Along with five years and a pile of money, Reza Mahoutchian needed all the engineering expertise he’d accumulated and all the trade skills his carpenters and masons had built over their careers to make the 108 Union St. project work.
Stripping away multiple past renovations while preserving or recreating a patina of age was painstaking or even tedious at times, but as the work is wrapping up, original tin ceilings, cut stone blocks, vintage bricks, fieldstone and hand-hewn timbers are prominently visible.
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