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John Anderson, Lucy Contreras & CCDC
Gift to the StreetRemmen Apartment Building

Sometimes a government agency steps in and goes beyond its call of duty to do the right thing. A dilapidated, city-owned apartment building in downtown's East Village was in very sad condition although the neighborhood around it was undergoing renewal. The Craftsman-style Remmen Building from 1907 was also a standout for its unfortunate, peeling blue and orange lead paint. Yet, before it even had a tenant for this building, the Centre City Development Corporation did extensive exterior repairs and paint scrapings to determine the historic colors: pale yellow walls, cream-colored columns and trim, and black window sashes. These colors have been restored. Now, amid the new shiny high-rises, this lovely historic building is turning heads. For honoring the old with the new, we're pleased to honor John Anderson, Lucy Contreras and CCDC with the Gift to the Street Award.


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