Historic storefront

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Project by footprints posted 11-23-2009 10:13 PM 7148 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This storefront is in a historic district in Fells Point, Baltimore. The last photo shows the state of deterioration for the building. The outside was originally southern yellow pine and lasted fairly well (over 30 years).

After many permit reviews, we had to agree to return the building front to the year 1900. This included special moldings for the window that, in turn, required custom made shaper knives. Notice that the windows are single pane – the historic commission insisted it be absolutely accurate for 1900. Without a doubt the windows will “sweat” in the cold Baltimore winter so the window and corbels are made of cypress.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 11:17 PM

What a neat opportunity! A nice upgrade for the downtown area. Congatulations on a great job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 12:12 AM

Ray, I live in Calvert County in Southern MD. I cannot wait to come to Fells Point to see your great work in person! What is the street name in Baltimore?

Great work!


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 03:27 AM

ChesapeakeBob – The building is currently an antiques store on Aliceana Street.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 03:48 AM

I agree with Chesapeake Bob. I too will scout this out the next time I’m up in Baltimore. Nice work Ray.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 04:00 AM

Nice job.

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#6 posted 11-24-2009 04:17 AM

Very nicely done. You did a great job on this. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 11-24-2009 04:35 AM

Wow Ray, that really looks great! I think I might have to take a look after Tio Pepe’s!

-- Mark

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#8 posted 11-24-2009 11:32 PM

Americana at it’s best!

-- -- Northamptonshire, England -- USAF Veteran

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#9 posted 11-29-2009 07:52 AM

Very nice. What did you use for the large flat surfaces? Was it a sign board material?

-- Bud -

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#10 posted 11-29-2009 08:01 AM

A great looking window and super shop too’

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 01:07 AM

Budgie – I believe the large flat surfaces were ODF – the outdoor version of MDF. It takes paint very nicely.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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#12 posted 01-24-2013 02:53 AM

Very nice work, great shop!
I love restoration work!!

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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