The Fleur-de-Lis: An Urban Core Preservation SuccessJune 9, 2010 29 comments Print Article
In a city known for its rapid demolition of historic structures, Terry Cerniglia's work underway on the Fleur-de-Lis Building offers a refreshing change of pace.
The Fleur-de-Lis Building is located at 2501 North Market Street (15th & Market). It was constructed in 1927 as an quadruplex apartment building just north of the Springfield Warehouse District and former Coca-Cola Bottling Plant.
This image captures the building's exterior appearance during its state of abandonment.
Although still waiting for an exterior awning installment, the building is now a major positive contribution to this section of New Springfield.
The exterior space between the main building and garages will be converted into a private patio area for the property's tenants.
A part of the former Coca-Cola bottling complex can be seen outside of the foyer's second floor window.
With two restored apartments already leased and another nearing completion, this last unit serves as a reminder of the building's interior condition during its years of abandonment.
Back to Life
A look inside an apartment unit nearing completion.
Providing Affordable Housing on a Larger Level
The Springfield Warehouse District, S-Line and proposed North commuter rail corridor lies within immediate walking distance of the Fleur-de-Lis Building and several similar structures in New Springfield.
Located three blocks from a proposed north corridor commuter rail station, the Fleur-de-Lis is an example of what can become a wide spread phenomenon in established urban neighborhoods with the addition of quality-of-life enhancing public projects within walking distance.
One block away: The old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Article by Ennis Davis