A Victorian building built in 1894 that was once the Media Men’s Club is being restored to its former glory by the new owners – attorneys Timothy Sullivan, Tim Broadt, and Larry Strohm – writes Susan Serbin for the Delaware County News Network.
The two-story, red-brick building was sold to developer Eli Kahn in 2015 by the heirs of Silvio “Babe” D’Ignazio. From the start, Kahn assured residents that it was safe from demolition.
“Eli was not interested in selling the building to just anyone,” said architect Bob Linn. “He was waiting for ‘the right people with the right spirit of preservation.’”
After purchasing the property, the new owners hired Linn to renovate the building.
“When we cut a floor joist, the tree rings told us the lumber at the time of installation was from 170-year-old trees,” said Linn. “This meant the tree saplings started growing around 1724, a full 50 years before the Declaration of Independence.”
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