110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Jul 8, 2013 - 9:33:47am
Like a reverse jigsaw puzzle, a turn-of-the-century house in Downtown DeLand is being deconstructed, piece by piece.
As they work, general contractor Ken Goldberg, along with Tom Fragomeni of Carjuda Construction and Mike Flowers of Hontoon Outdoors, have found unusual building materials and elements not standard for Victorian-style wood homes of the period.
The property at 128 W. Howry Ave. — valued at the height of the recent real-estate boom at more than $300,000 — was purchased for $130,000 in late 2012 by Mainstreet Community Bank. The bank's main office is next door, fronting on Woodland Boulevard.
While the bank plans to develop some parking on the site, a carriage house in back will be restored, and a new storage structure will be built, using as much salvaged material from the main house as possible.
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