I hadn't actually walked by the Doehler Die Building at 505 Court Street at the corner of Huntington Street for while now, but yesterday, I was at that end of the neighborhood and was surprised to see that the building's exterior is undergoing some major repair.
Most of the windows on one side were sealed off and chunks of the concrete were chiseled out of the façade.
The former manufacturing building built in the 1920's had been converted to rental apartments in the 1980's. In 2005, the building went condo and the apartments were sold off under the new name of The Court Street Lofts. ,
During the conversion from rental to condo, some renters warned that the building had lots of problems. Elevators did not work, windows rattled and were tough to open and the maintenance was high.
Most disturbing, the concrete sections on the exterior were deteriorating quickly and would require a costly repair.
I guess the time to address the issue has finally come.