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20200809 Simpson Demolition SSPF Corr 12-7-20 11 I10 l � 1) 1' I is Preservation Foundation August 12, 2020 Hon. Jeffrey D. Wait City Court F 0 R. liC�/��' City of Saratoga Springs l KESERVAT_ ION City Hall 7 474 Broadway - ' Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 RE: 65 and 69 Phila Street Dear Judge Wait, The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has long-standing and significant concerns regarding the condition of 65 and 69 Phila Street. The Italianate style wood frame house at 65 Phila Street was constructed in 1851 by architect and builder Alexander A. Patterson and Robert Hunter, a mason, built the brick Italianate style house at 69 Phila Board of Directors Street that same year. Both houses are contributing buildings to the East Side Historic Adam N.Favro District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Please see the enclosed President histories of the buildings. James Gold Vice President The Foundation has listed these two historic properties on its Ten to Save list since its inception in 1998. The properties were listed at that time because they were vacant and Linda Harvey-opiteck in a deteriorated condition. Nearlytwenty-two years later, the houses remain on our Secretary y endangered properties list. The current owners purchased 69 Phila Street in 1995 and 65 Dmitriy vennolayev Phila Street in 2002, Since that time the buildings have continued to deteriorate to the Treasurer point that portions of the structures and architectural details have been removed(see Jaime Butler-Binley enclosed photos)and are a blight on the neighborhood. Caroline Cardone Giovanna Doddss3razio The Foundation has advocated for theirpreservation and repeatedly asked for the Cityof Steven p y Brennan Drake Saratoga Springs to enforce the NYS Property Maintenance Code. On July 7, 2016, the Sandra Fox City of Saratoga Springs received structural engineer reports for both buildings. In those John Haller Liz Israel reports,remedial actions were recommended(see enclosed). Later that year,the Samantha Kercull Foundation wrote a formal written complaint to Code Enforcement. Douglas Kerr Richard King Stephen Kyne In 2017, a potential buyer interested in purchasing both structures approached the William McCarthy Foundation. Due to the Foundation's ongoing desire to see the buildings preserved, the Dorothy Rogers-Bullis CindydySpence Foundation underwrote the cost of a structural engineer to inspect both and provide Matthew Veitch written reports dated October 3,2017 (see enclosed). James Kettlewell Both the reports completed on the behalf of the City of Saratoga Springs and those emeritus completed by Donald Friedman of Old Structures on the behalf of the Foundation indicate that the buildings can be preserved. However, repairs need to be made. Nearly Executive Director three years later, to the Foundation's knowledge, none of those repairs have taken place. Samantha Bosshart Membership& It appears that both properties are not properly sealed thus allowing for continued Programs Director exposure to the elements and further deterioration. It is the Foundation's understanding Nicole Babie that these properties do not meet the minimum New York State Property Maintenance Code. The Foundation asks that these buildings be inspected and that the owners be required to take immediate action to meet the requirements of NYS Property Maintenance Code. 12 S1 rit, Sri r, SLuite ?ii; Sjrttnza tiering:. NY 128t,i, I' 5IN-iI,7_in311 Sections of the 2020 NYS Property Maintenance Code that are relevant to these properties: • §301.3 Vacant Structures and Land • Vacant premises, structures and portions thereof or vacant land shall be maintained by the owner in a clean, safe, secure and sanitary condition as provided herein so as not to cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health or safety(underlined for emphasis). • §302 Exterior Property Areas • Exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. • Covers grading and drainage, sidewalks and driveways, weeds, rodent harborage, exhaust vents, accessory structures and defacement of property. • Defacement of property. A person shall not willfully or wantonly damage, mutilate or deface any exterior surface of any structure or building on private or public property by placing thereon any marking, carving or graffiti. It is the responsibility of the owner to restore said surface as to an approved state of maintenance and repair. • §304 Exterior Structure • The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare. • Covers unsafe conditions(which must be repaired), structural members; siding and masonry joints; foundation systems; exterior walls; roofs and roofing components; flooring and flooring components; decorative features-veneer, cornices, belt courses, corbels, trim, wall facings and similar decorative features; overhang extensions or projections; exterior stairs, decks,porches, balconies,and all similar appurtenances attached thereto, including guards and handrails; and chimneys. • Protective treatment. Exterior surfaces, including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices,porches, trim, balconies,decks and fences, shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted. Siding and masonry joints,as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors and skylights, shall be maintained weather tight. Metal surfaces subject to rust or corrosion shall be coated to inhibit such rust and corrosion, surfaces with rust or corrosion shall be stabilized and coated to inhibit future rust and corrosion. Oxidation stains shall be removed from exterior surfaces. Surfaces designated for stabilization by oxidation are exempt from this requirement. • §305 Interior Structure • The interior of a structure and equipment therein shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and in a sanitary condition. • Other Sections • Other sections cover component serviceability, handrails and guardrails, rubbish and garbage, and pest elimination. In addition, the plywood covering the walls and windows,porch railings and columns, and the chain-link fence around the property are not in accordance with the City's Historic Review Ordinance. While initially thought to be temporary, those temporary measures have been in place for several years. They do not meet the standards and design guidelines of the Historic Review Ordinance. The owners should be required to comply with the Historic Review Ordinance. In addition, Section 7.4.10 Maintenance and Repair of the Historic Review Ordinance states: No owner or person with an interest in real property designated as a City Landmark or included within a Historic District shall permit the property to fall into a serious state of disrepair so as to result in the deterioration of any exterior architectural feature which would, in the judgement of the Commission, produce a detrimental effect upon the character of the Historic District as a whole or the life and character of the property itself. Examples include: 1. Deterioration of exterior walls or other vertical supports 2. Deterioration of roofs or other horizontal members 3. Deterioration of exterior chimneys 4. Deterioration or crumbling of exterior stucco or mortar 5. Ineffective waterproofing of exterior walls, roofs or foundations including broken windows or doors 6. Deterioration of any feature so as to create a hazardous condition that would lead to the claim that demolition is necessary for public safety. Both properties show signs of several examples listed above. Over the years, several serious interested buyers toured the properties and expressed their concern and desire to preserve these historic buildings. Unfortunately,the current owners continue to seek asking prices that are unrealistic considering the condition of the buildings. The actions of the owners, effectively, are"demolition by neglect"and are a blight, negatively impacting their neighbors. Furthermore,the City of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs School District, Saratoga.County, and State of New York, are not receiving important tax revenue which these buildings, preserved and restored, would contribute for more than in their present condition. The Foundation respectfully requests that the City Court enforce the NYS Property Maintenance Code as well as impose maximum fines against the owners who have owned the properties for 25 years and 18 years respectively. The buildings should be inspected and repairs should be made to be in compliance with the code. Sincerely, Adam N. Favra S mantha Bosshart President Executive Director Cc: Helen& Case Simpson,Owners Matt Chauvin, Owner Attorney Vincent DeLeonardis, City Attorney Tony Izzo, Assistant City Attorney Robin Dalton, Commissioner of Public Safety Eileen Finneran, Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety Bradley Birge,Administrator of the Office of Planning and Economic Development ■ :® OLD STRUCTURES E 0 N N October 3, 2017 N Jack Bartoszek E JB Exceleration LLC 0 7 Winding Brook Drive Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 N Re: 65 and 69 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 0 2 Dear Mr. Bartoszek: The following is a summary of my observations on site on September 22, my review of — various documents, and my analysis of the observed conditions. My site visit consisted of visual observation from the exterior and accessible portions of the interior of both buildings. The only area that was completely inaccessible was the south end of the attic N of 65 Phila Street. N N Documents reviewed included various historic maps and reports on the buildings by Lanson Cosh of Chazen Engineering dated July 7, 2017. a O O N GENERAL DESCRIPTION x The buildings of interest are on adjacent lots on the north side of Phila Street. There is g room for a building between them at the "67 Phila Street" location, but it appears that z no such building has existed since at least 1884. The exact age of the buildings is un- - known, but their construction details and architectural style strongly suggest the mid- - ,� 1800s. `" 65 PHILA STREET ru H 65 Phila Street is a two-story wood-frame house with a full cellar and low attic within the hip roof. The main block has a one-story extension to the east, which does not in- elude the cellar. The exterior walls are wood stud with wood clapboard sheathing on the T exterior and plaster over wood lath on the interior; the floors and roof are wood plank supported on wood joists. The foundations are brick and rubble masonry. The interior partitions are all plaster and wood stud. The exterior of the north wall is covered with chip-board. Based on the historic maps, it appears that an extension, two stories high and slightly narrower east-west than the main block, was located here and demolished. The current north wall appears to be the partition that separated the main block from the north extension, exposed to the exte- rior by the extension demolition. There is no proper access to the cellar at this time. (Access was gained for this report using a ladder and an area where the first floor planking had been perviously removed.) There is a temporary bulkhead at the north side of the building, covered with plywood 1 of 5 and temporary waterproofing, that may mark the location of a bulkhead constructed af- ter the north extension was demolished or may be the location of an old stair to the cel- lar. There is no proper access to the attic space at this time. A portion of the second floor ceiling is missing at what may have been an access hatch, near the north wall, and several photographs were taken from the second floor. The presence of the north chim- ney blocks the south end of the attic from those pictures. There is a covered porch on the south side and the east side between the south side and the east extension. The original piers and roof posts have been replaced by plain 4x4s. The originals are stored in the front parlor. 69 PHILA STREET 69 Phila Street is a two-story with cellar, brick-walled house. The house consists of two main parts: the south wing, which has a flat roof and a porch on its south and west sides, and the north wing, which has a mansard roof encompassing the second floor. A north extension beyond the north wing has been demolished. The roof, second floor, and first floor are framed as three bays, with the joists spanning north-south. The joist spans are supported at the north and south facades, the interior brick wall separating the two wings, and a line of bearing at roughly the north-south midpoint of the south wing. The line of bearing consists of two girders and a brick pier at the cellar, and a bearing stud wall at the first and second floors. The fact that the construction is different in the north and south wings, the wall that di- vides them is a solid brick wall with a rubble footing (identical to the other foundation walls), and that the north face of that wall had lath nailed over a painted brick surface suggest that the north wing was constructed some time after the south wing. CONDITIONS OBSERVED The buildings were reviewed for basic structural competence on a general level. The lists of defects below are not exhaustive but rather define the issues present that must be addressed. 65 PHILA STREET In short, the main block of the house is in fair to good shape and the east extension is in poor but salvageable condition. No signs of overstress, rot, or other structurally-signifi- cant problems were observed in the main block (however, see item 1 below). The exist- ing masonry foundations are in fair condition, with some open joints but no sign of movement or overstress. The following conditions were observed: 1. There are small leaks at the roof perimeter on both the east and west sides. The leaks are at this time visible only as stained and failed plaster in relatively small areas, suggesting that they are quite small or of recent origin. One roof leak, 2 of 5 near the north end of the east wall, showed no corresponding damage in the at- tic. It is possible that there is hidden rot or other water damage to the wood structure. The roof gutter was not accessible for close observation but is visibly damaged in places. 2. There is severe damage at the base of the east extension, at grade. Per our dis- cussion, this is apparently the result of a leak from plumbing that had not bee shut off properly. The first floor of the extension, which is wood plank on wood sleepers on grade, is broken and badly rotted. The studs of the north wall of the extension and the north portion of the east wall have rotted at their base. This area is currently shored. 3. There is minor damage at the northeast corner of the main block. It is unclear whether the studs in this area are damaged or just the sheathing. 4. There is minor damage to the first floor framing, including some a few that were apparently cut by a plumber. The opening in the rear foundation wall to the closed off bulkhead is an unfinished removal of masonry. 5. The interior plaster is in generally poor condition, with multiple cracks and spalls. 69 PHILA STREET In short, the house has been badly damaged by a combination of excessive weathering and poor interventions. It does not at this time pose a danger to the public, but it is un- safe to enter without immediate stabilization work. The following conditions were observed: 1. The interior finishes and partitions have been demolished. This is not a struc- tural issue per se, however the bearing partition in the south wing appears to have been removed and replaced with a lightly-built modern stud partition. This removal is likely the cause of most or all of the second floor slope. 2. The north bay of the south wing is missing at the first floor. There is no evi- dence of a collapse, so this appears to be an intentional removal. 3. The second floor sheathing is in poor condition. The second floor joists are irreg- ular and have some cracks and other damage. 4. The lintels in the brick wall separating the north and south wings are failing, leading to local movement of the brick directly over the door openings. 5. The brick pier that supports the interior bearing line in the south wing cellar is badly damaged by rising damp, with numerous bricks that have crumbled. 6. The area where the north extension used to meet the north wall of the north wing is closed off with chipboard. 3 of 5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS In short, 65 Phila Street is in fair condition and 69 Phila Street is in need of immediate and extensive repair work. The architectural finishes of the interior of 65 Phila Street are in poor condition but there is no evidence that the structure is in similarly poor con- dition. 65 PHILA STREET The following work should be performed as soon as possible to prevent or slow further damage: 1. Remove the interior plaster at the areas where there appear to be active leaks in the main block of the building. Allowing fresh air to circulate inhibits the growth of rot fungi. 2. Provide air circulation within the building by placing louvers in at least one win- dow on both the east and west facades. The following structural and envelope repair work will be required as part of a long- term rehabilitation: 1. If the east extension is to remain, it must have the framing of its north wall and roughly half of its east wall replaced. The roof would be shored, the existing studs and sole plate removed, and new studs a sole plate erected. 2. If the east extension is to remain, new sleepers and flooring must be installed across the entire area. 3. All of the framing must be examined for rot and other damage. Since the exist- ing plaster is in poor conditions and (per our discussion) likely to be replaced, this step can be performed after the plaster is removed. At that time, any rotted joists and studs should be removed and replaced, and any cracked joists and studs can be sistered. Based on the visible conditions, I estimate total repairs at less than ten percent of the total for the building. 4. The rough masonry opening at the north end of the cellar, should be corrected. 5. The north wall exterior face needs to be properly sheathed. One option, to match the rest of the building, is to use Tyvek, plywood, and clapboard. 6. The interior face of the foundation walls should be pointed as necessary, esti- mated at roughly fifty percent of the area. Alternately, full repointing will re- duce future maintenance. 7. New gutters and leaders must be installed to keep the eaves dry. 8. The porch elements currently in storage inside the building can be repaired and replaced in their original positions. 4 of 5 69 PHILA STREET The following work should be performed as soon as possible to prevent or slow further damage: 1. Shoring should be installed at the bearing line in the middle of the south wing, from the cellar floor to the roof. 2. Shoring should be installed at the openings in the interior brick wall between the north and south wings. 3. Temporary barricades should be constructed at the edges of the first-floor open- ing. The following structural and envelope repair work will be required as part of a long- term rehabilitation: 1. A new section of north wall must be constructed to infill the opening. 2. The interior brick wall must be locally rebuilt at the door heads to incorporate new lintels. 3. The missing area of first floor must be replaced with new joists and sheathing. 4. The interior bearing line must be repaired: the brick pier needs to be replaced with a new masonry pier or a steel pipe column, and either properly sized and detailed bearing stud walls constructed at the first and second floors or new girders installed. 5. All damaged and undersized joists must be sistered, estimated at thirty percent of the total. 6. All of the floor sheathing must be replaced. If you have any questions or I can be of further assistance, please call. Sincerely, Donald Friedman, PE 5 of 5 THE ChaKep Engineers Land Surveyors CAPITAL DISTRICT OFFICE CSMA,� A I Planners 547 River Street PAN I E$. Environmental&Safety Professionals Landscape Architects Troy, NY 12180 1947—2017 YEARS P:518.273.0055 or 888.539.9073 www.chazencompanies.com July 7,2017 Jack Donnelly Code Enforcer City Hall—474 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Re: Emergency Building Stability Assessment(BSA)at 65 Phila Street City of Saratoga Springs, New York Project No. 31704.06 Dear Mr. Donnelly: As requested, Chazen performed a limited emergency structural stability assessment of the residential building (subject structure) located at 65 Phila Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York (project site). The site visit was performed at the request of the City on the morning of June 14, 2017. We met with City Code Enforcement and Fire Department representatives on site. The purpose of this assessment was to determine the overall stability of the subject structure and to or❑virlp the City with our opinion and recommendations with regard to structural conditions, remedial measures if necessary to support public safety and identify unsafe and other conditions in accordance with the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code and NYS supplements (PMCNYS) which has been adopted by State and local municipalities. The building is currently not occupied and is placarded with the fire department red"X" Building Description The building is a two-story residential building with a low-slope gable roof likely built in the late 1800s. Real estate records indicate a construction date of 1870 which seems appropriate based upon the City's history, architectural language of the building and materials observed. A single story addition is located to the east of the main structure likely built shortly after the original construction or in the early 1900s. The interior and exterior framing appears to be comprised of traditional wood framing (timber posts within walls, timber joists and wood plank floors) and a combination of stone and brick masonry foundations(although interior framing could not be directly observed). Observations and Assessments In general, it is our opinion that the residential building is in an unsafe condition due to local interior instabilities and deterioration,but as a whole,is stable and is not in immediate danger of collapse. Considering the hazards are interior to the building envelope there does not appear to be a significant risk to public safety or neighboring property. It is however, unsafe for emergency service responders, property owners or occupants. HUDSON VALLFY m CAPITAL nPcTPICT NASHVILLE,TN Chazen Engineering,Land Surveying&Landscape Architecture Co.,D.P.C.(New York) Chazen Engineering Consultants,LLC(Tennessee) 65 Phila Street BSA July 7,2016 Page 2 It is our opinion that the property is not in compliance with the Property Maintenance Code of New York State(PMCNYS) including but not limited to the following sections: Section 304: Exterior Structure. o Protective treatment. Paint along wood siding is cracked / peeling and deteriorated throughout. o Decorative features including cornices are in poor condition, although do not appear to be posing a fall hazard. o Windows are boarded, non-operable and are not weather tight. u Section 305: Interior Structure. o Unsafe conditions exist such as partially collapsed 1st floor framing (in the general location of the 1st floor bathroom extending into the addition). a Additional items include non-weather tight roof and building envelope, unsecure and deteriorated interior finishes, protective treatments and facias. Organic growth was also observed throughout the building although a mold test was not performed. • The property is vacant,without functional utilities, unsanitary, unsafe, not fit for occupancy and does not satisfy the requirements of the PMCNYS. It is our opinion that the cost of work required to stabilize, reinforce and repair the primary structural systems, and the work required to make the house secure, sanitary and safe is below the salvo a value' of the building, and therefore, we recommend that the recommended repairs are be un as soon as eracticable. -�- �- Recommendations The residential building structure is in an unsafe condition due to local areas of failed framing and is not fit for occupancy due to the unsafe conditions as well as there being no operable windows, doors, utilities, and the suspect organic growth.Therefore,the building is appropriately placarded with a red X in accordance with the Building Code and we have the following recommendations: • Ensure all utilities servicing the property are disconnected at the street. • The AHJ (authority having jurisdiction) should serve a notice of violation in accordance with section 106.2 and 107 of the PMCNYS based on the findings of this report and associated unsafe conditions. Z:\projects\31700-31799\31704.ac-City Saratoga Springs\31704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\50 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619_50 Crescent Street BSA.dac 65 Phila Street BSA July 7,2016 Page 3 o The building should be condemned by the AHJ due to the unsafe conditions observed. The building can be accessed, but access should be limited to areas beyond the collapsed / deteriorated first floor framing until the area is properly shored, reinforced and / or replaced. The building should be placarded with the word "condemned" in accordance with section 108.4 of the PMCNYS. We recommend the following to stabilize the structure and make weather tight: o Remove and replace deteriorated/collapsed first floor framing. o Make repairs to leaking roof along the west elevation. o Investigate wall assembly at south-east corner of second floor to ensure structural framing is continuous and sound (reference photograph #8). Repair any deteriorated framing and make weather tight. Recommended repairs are intended to make the building safe for contractors to perform additional work needed to make the building safe, secure and sanitary to be considered for occupancy in accordance with the PMCNYS. Closure This correspondence and the recommendations contained herein have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted engineering practices for the exclusive use of you and your representatives for specific application to the project site and is applicable until November 1, 2017 (due to the building envelope not being weather tight and associated additional deterioration that will occur over time). Our observations and assessments were limited to those portions of the building envelope and structure that were visible and accessible at the time of our visit. No destructive investigation, code-compliance (such as occupancy,ventilation requirements,energy requirements etc.),accessibility,egress,laboratory testing or hazardous building material survey was performed, no equipment was disassembled or moved unless where explicitly described in this report or its appendices. Please feel free to contact me directly at (518) 266-7329 if you have any comments or questions regarding this matter. Sincerely, Lanson A.Cosh,P.E. Project Manager/Structural Project Engineer Attached:Appendix A:June 14,2017 Photographic Documentation Cc:Joseph M Lanaro P.E.; Project File Z:\projects\31700-31799\31704.xx-City Saratoga Springs\31704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\50 Crescent Street\81704.00_'81704.00_20170619_50 Crescent Street BSA.doc 65 Phila Street BSA July 7,2016 Page 4 Appendix A: June 14, 2017 Photographic Documentation Z:\projects\31700-31799\31704.xx-City Saratoga Springs\8I704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\50 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619 60 Crescent Street BSA.dae as 7 a Photograph (1): General view of building. South elevation. gine, 41i11" r •W_L.. W! 111 i is t .,7 ,X Mme• � :.. x wuWL ir.rstltlNltdt' — - _ Y - Photograph (2): General view of building. East ,,, elevation. Photograph (3): General view of building. North elevation. 411„ , .. 65 Phiia Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 1 Photograph (4): General view of building. West elevation. 7 Photograph (5):View of partial floor collapse near 15t floor bathroom along the east elevation. 444 •e44''L --'14F.4..�.. Photograph (6): View of partial floor collapse - _g near 1st floor bathroom along the east elevation. - ug] 2041 65 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 2 r _ F. ' „ "' 't .I -----7 ,,, ,01 ,, ,:+ 1 Photograph (7): Deteriorated basement girder. er „mow i ' �, .d 1 Photograph (8):Daylight along bottom of 2nd floor wall at south-east corner of original building. Deteriorated interior finishes. I i ' ' . }i Photograph (9): Gaps in fenestration, deteriorated finishes, organic growth along walls. 1 65 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 3 Photograph (10):Active roof leak along west • elevation at demolished chimney. 65 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 4 THE Chagn Engineers �-- Land surveyors CAPITAL DISTRICT OFFICE Planners 547 River Street COM PAN I ES• Environmental&Safety Professionals Landscape Architects Troy, NY 12180 1947—2017 YEARS P:518.273.0055 or 888.539.9073 www.chazencompanies.com July 7, 2017 Jack Donnelly Code Enforcer City Hall—474 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Re: Emergency Building Stability Assessment(BSA)at 69 Phila Street City of Saratoga Springs, New York Project No.31704.06 Dear Mr. Donnelly: As requested, Chazen performed a limited emergency structural stability assessment of the residential building (subject structure) located at 69 Phila Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York (project site). The site visit was performed at the request of the City on the morning of June 14, 2017. We met with City Code Enforcement and Fire Department representatives on site. The purpose of this assessment was to determine the overall stability of the subject structure and to provide the City with our opinion and recommendations with regard to structural conditions,remedial measures if necessary to support public safety and identify unsafe and other conditions in accordance with the 2012 international Property Maintenance Code and NYS supplements (PMCNYS) which has been adopted by State and local municipalities. The building is currently not occupied and is placarded with the fire department red "X". Building Description The building is a two-story residential building with a low-slope gable roof likely built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Real estate records indicate a construction date of 1906 which seems appropriate based upon the City's history,architectural language of the building and materials observed. Exterior walls and foundations are comprised of load bearing brick masonry. The interior framing is comprised of traditional wood framing (timber posts within walls, timber joists and wood plank floors). A portion of the building in the rear has been demolished and the building has been enclosed with a wood framed wall with plywood sheathing. HUDSON VALLEY • CAPITAL DISTRICT • NORTH COUNTRY • CENTRAL NEW YORK • NASHVILLE,TN Chazen Engineering,Land Surveying&Landscape Architecture Co.,D.P.C.(New York) Chazen Engineering Consultants,LIC(Tennessee) 69 Phila Street July 7,2016 Page 2 Observations and Assessments In general, it is our opinion that the residential building is in an unsafe condition due to local interior instabilities and deterioration, exterior fall hazards and unstable portions of brick masonry walls. However, the building appears to be maintaining short-term global stability and is not in immediate Considering the observed interior and exterior hazards,the building does pose a risk to public safety and is unsafe for emergency service responders, property owners or occupants. It is our opinion that the property is not in compliance with the Property Maintenance Code of New York State(PMCNYS) including but not limited to the following sections: Section 304: Exterior Structure. o Protective treatment. Paint along wood siding is cracked / peeling and deteriorated throughout. o Decorative features including cornices are in poor condition. Portions of the cornices / facies and soffits are unsecure and pose a fall hazard to pedestrians and occupants. Section 305: interior Structure. o Unsafe conditions exist such as partially collapsed / missing 1st floor framing, deteriorated 15% 2nd and roof level framing and unstable brick masonry walls. Brick masonry walls were observed to be partially removed in the rear of the building. Brick walls rely on their continuity to provide stability. Portions of brick masonry walls that do not tie into floor or wall diaphragms are not stable. This condition was observed in several locations at the rear of the building. o Additional items include non-weather tight roof and building envelope, and unsecure/ deteriorated interior finishes. Organic growth was also observed throughout the building although a mold test was not performed. The property is vacant,without functional utilities, unsanitary, unsafe, not fit for occupancy and does not satisfy the requirements of the PMCNYS. It is our opinion that the cost of work required to stabilize, reinforce and repair the primary structural systems, and the work required to make the house secure, sanitary and safe will be near the salvage value of the building, and therefore, we recommend further evaluation and cost studies/estimates be prepared as quickly as practicable toa err "rtlfuiiding wi be salvage or dema'is e . Z:\projects\31700.81799\31704.xx-City Saratoga Springs\51704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\50 Crescent Street\31704-00_20170819_50 Crescent Street BSAdoc 69 PhIIa Street July 7,2016 Page 3 Recommendations The residential building structure is in an unsafe condition due to local areas of failed framing and is not fit for occupancy due to the unsafe conditions as well as there being no operable windows, doors, utilities, and the suspect organic growth.Therefore,the building is appropriately placarded with a red X in accordance with the Building Code and we have the following recommendations: O Ensure all utilities servicing the property are disconnected at the street. • The AHJ (authority having jurisdiction) should serve a notice of violation in accordance with section 106.2 and 107 of the PMCNYS based on the findings of this report and associated unsafe conditions. • The building should be condemned by the AHJ due to the unsafe conditions observed. The building can be accessed, but access should be limited to areas beyond the collapsed / deteriorated first and second floor framing until the area is properly shored, reinforced and/or replaced. The building should be placarded with the word "condemned" in accordance with section 108.4 of the PMCNYS. We recommend the following to stabilize the structure and make weather tight: o Remove overhead fall hazards along the street elevation immediately to protect public safety. This includes removing unsecure cornice / facia/ soffit materials and replace / make weather tight as required. o Remove and replace deteriorated/collapsed first and second floor framing. o Make repairs to leaking roof along the north elevation (near the chimney). o Repair deteriorated brick masonry at interior headers and provide support for interior floor and roof joists. o Stabilize brick walls at rear of building that are not currently tied to wall or floor diaphragms. Recommended repairs are intended to make the building safe for contractors to perform additional work needed to make the building safe, secure and sanitary to be considered for occupancy in accordance with the PMCNYS. Closure This correspondence and the recommendations contained herein have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted engineering practices for the exclusive use of you and your representatives for specific application to the project site and is applicable until November 1, 2017 (due to the building envelope not being weather tight and associated additional deterioration that will occur over time). Z:\projects\S1700-31799\31704.xx-City Saratoga Springa\31704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\80 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619_60 Crescent Street BSA.doc 69 Phila Street July 7,2016 Page 4 Our observations and assessments were limited to those portions of the building envelope and structure that were visible and accessible at the time of our visit. No destructive investigation, code-compliance (such as occupancy,ventilation requirements,energy requirements etc.),accessibility, egress,laboratory testing or hazardous building material survey was performed, no equipment was disassembled or moved unless where explicitly described in this report or its appendices. Please feel free to contact me directly at (518) 266-7329 if you have any comments or questions regarding this matter. Sincerely, z - Lanson A. Cosh, P.E. Project Manager/Structural Project Engineer Attached:Appendix A:June 14,2017 Photographic Documentation Cc:Joseph M Lanaro P.E.; Project File Z:\projects'\21700.81799\31704.rac-City Saratoga Springs\31704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\50 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619_50 Crescent Street BSA.dec 69 Phila Street July 7,2016 Page 5 Appendix A: June 14, 2017 Photographic Documentation Z:\projects\31700-31799\31704.nc-City Saratoga Springs\81764.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\50 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619_60 Crescent Street BSAdoc - Photograph (1):General view of building. South r : 41. elevation. tie 1# f+ - Photograph (2): General view of building. West — elevation. _ k aESTP try m 111 Photograph (3):General view of building. North elevation. ^. . dm �,d IJLy_ i 69 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 1 • 0 Aim "` „..„44. Photograph (4): General view of buildin elevation. x. gra#. `4` u / 4`A . ; `a * 't .aid-. 4. ' �.�.. Photograph (5): Deteriorated finishes(peeling paint). Unsecure cornice/facia/soffit. 111:1� 1“ o ",,,, 10 4A2 , Photograph (6): Unsecure cornice/facia/soffit. r jig r 69 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 2 m1,p Photograph (7): Unsecure built-up post at front A", porch. L I I Photograph (8): Unstable portion of brick wall rear of building. I {ti 4#�5, yrs .401 '010114/61211 Photograph (9):Step cracking along west elevation windows. • 69 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 3 tl *`r*d�s. + � � ti_ q y p_.#fid rtY"q°„Yifk;aAM 6' ... +Wi Photograph (10): Cracked precast window header along west elevation. 1111 as 14 217 0 .._ Photograph (11):Stepped cracking along east elevation. o µ , Photograph (12): Missing portion of first floor framing.Cracked/deteriorated/failed first floor `" ` framing. Unsafe condition. ,t 69 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Page 4 Appendix A—Photographic Documentation I m._ dir , `h Photograph (13):Cracked/failed first floor framing and unsupported plywood sub-floor. ...' ." IJncafp condition. it �. l 3001111 r n . ,;, 10.4 Photograph (14): Unstable first floor framing. �a �w Rotated girder at tally column support posts. Y , ,,- - Unsafe condition. .'t„, 1.1.1 ` . k it ,"➢k1 u.. Af Photograph (15): Unsupported 2"d floor joists at i ,e411 deteriorated masonry header. Unsafe condition. 14 {e 69 Phiia Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 5 t ,... ,,.., �� �' r .- Photograph (16): Deteriorated roof framing near _' rear chimney. Evidence of roof leak. yy� Y e ,, .9ry Photograph (17): Unstable portion of brick wail at rear of building. Organic growth and/or water staining along wood framing. s.,...„je I ti.11.11"11* ',4- TOTV 69 Phila Street BSA The Chazen Companies Appendix A—Photographic Documentation Page 6 65 Phila Street . : , + k 1_ Ir e �! k * Y +wt r '. --- 9, 4- 1 41...... Ilt '''°' _ , ,,,t_.71 ,.. � f l ¢mom". .,. , __, .,_._ t 2003 2007 2014 ►� Ow, 4 _ 5. 1011 ate\ a � ��s - r - _ r, _� Il\- 11 �y 1 _ �1 oI IIY !II:i�'i i I �% I{ I�� „I I . � -4 z!kif .:. . -, ry\ , esu 2017 2017 2018 65 Phila Street: \\ ,,‘, Exterior photos taken August 11,2020. Showing the failing 4rvI t,-- - - �`�=, . paint,the inappropriate porch columns, railing,and porch .., , ._ ,,. ,v l,, ,N ,, ., \ _., ceiling,deteriorated cornices,and graffiti. Y• _..---,—. ...-.-- .s. , ..., y. 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K %, / A ia. p pJs /, t�fn ,W . it, zt r °1' i ... _, —;.71 r,5y • r .µm wig. . ,r " z . :, t .,4,..- , / 1 !° ' I ' '.•% ‘ 1.?1A '''::',"",' /,';',' ,,,,'' ,4:,-..,,..,„,'--. , ' ,.. ,-T:Akt-„,,,,t.„,'• I( , 1..0',..,;,,,,,,.',',:.:A...,,. , , 1 erj ..:.0. ,,-. , -4,1i , . .. all*ii ,..„ ,', . -,.., ore* :, / . I I , ., -1 ., .,... . , . ..... ,. -) .. „. . . , . . ..,,, , tir... .;,,,,-, . „ . „... ... , .......--- . . ......,,„. _ ...,, . , - • . . . ' . .,... . e' ' 4 , z. 1 it. 1 I 1 t 7 i 1 I• ,, ..., ctl ' . ,... .,„' !,,,,,t.,-,,,,-.:,,,,,,,--,•-±,, -:-.,-,,,,--- t-,--'r• . ,t-' I 69 Phila Street ..' ,/AI si �. g 111 ". 1 e � ,. M 2003 2007 2014 NIPIPw �' i ,_ 1. 4 411 s r _ 2018 2017 2017 ��' 69 Phila Street: rJ l Exterior photos taken August 8,2020. ' I ., Showing the failing porch roof,the inappropriate roof material,siding,porch '` � railings and ceiling. v �1 h,.. �_ �. ilia �_ a t1 Sai '� 4. �„ 111E ' .. Oil ''.,,,, x'i M!WI —2----------g„ `-s----- ......aml,,,,,\ 1,,,,,,, z,.0vc.f,\\ \r" ,,, ,,. 1 1. fF I f \ l %�a*♦"�.a. 11-;-A- i ..�.—�� u � rte, ¢,, . ,,,,, ,,4;,. , ----;---------->.�\ l } ? „. - , - -'-' 1144 , \ 'alt..,'-'',Als-A,N-1,A. o III SIC' ` +.a, z / om' F ."-M). I x'"04' �� . , ,,, ,,,,,,_„.1 ,--- .7-2.,4-7.:,_. 47,„ .... t , 11,,z;‘, 1,,„' 69 Phila Street: t4,, Interior photos of the house taken on ; . tkr. J, September 16,2017. The building does not • ,1 1 appear to be sealed from the elements and gyp ' , •�;, ! the floor is missing. I 14 ''\ % -,,,,,,, ,, i t-as , i .a+ � �� ak i �"r ��y I .. AV 1 N ,, `:,•„ 09' k SARATOGA ' , SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION a. „_ s -. . _. ___ 111 i . 1 11 I -.Y a ,. "'m, " 4 ., "4 r • . m � HOUSE HISTORY FOR 65 PHILA STREET SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK PREPARED BY JOAN WALTER FEBRUARY 2010 SARATOGA SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION HOUSE HISTORY FOR 65 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS PREPARED BY JOAN WALTER IN FEBRUARY 2010 65 PHILA STREET IS A TWO-STORY, CLAPBOARD ITALIANATE STYLE HOUSE WITH A ONE STORY EXTENSION ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE AND A ONE- STORY FULL WIDTH FRONT PORCH. THE HOUSE HAS A WIDE, PROJECTING CORNICE WITH DECORATIVE BRACKETS BENEATH AND A LOW-PITCHED ROOF, CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ITALIANATE STYLE THAT WAS POPULAR BETWEEN 1 840 AND 1885. 65 PHILA STREET WAS BUILT BY ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON, AN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, IN 1851 . IT IS A CONTRIBUTING BUILDING IN THE SARATOGA SPRINGS EASTSIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT WHICH IS ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. THE LY HISTORY ACCORDING TO THE SARATOGA SPRINGS TAX ROLLS, SAMUEL TWICHELL JR. ACQUIRED 100 ACRES OF LAND IN SARATOGA SPRINGS IN 1835 AND 1836. S. R. OSTRANDER DREW A "MAP OF PROPERTY AT SARATOGA SPRINGS OWNED BY S. TWICHELL, ESQ. IN 1838 (ATTACHMENT A). THE AREA BOUNDED BY CIRCULAR STREET ON THE EAST, PHILA STREET ON THE SOUTH, HENRY STREET ON THE WEST AND CAROLINE STREET ON THE NORTH WAS PART OF TWICHELL'S PROPERTY. THAT AREA WAS KNOWN AS "THE HOMESTEAD," WHICH WAS DIVIDED INTO LOTS AND MAPPED ON JUNE 1 , 1840 (ATTACHMENT B). THE PROPERTY THAT NOW IS 69 PHILA STREET IS LOT 17 ON THE 1840 HOMESTEAD MAP. SAMUEL TWICHELL AND HIS WIFE LOIS APPARENTLY LIVED IN SARATOGA SPRINGS THROUGH 1838, BUT MOVED TO BUFFALO SOMETIME IN 1 839 OR EARLY 1840.1 SAMUEL TWICHELL BEGAN SELLING HIS SARATOGA SPRINGS REAL ESTATE AT THAT TIME. WILLIAM L.F. WARREN, A PROMINENT SARATOGA SPRINGS ATTORNEY AND JUDGE, ACQUIRED LOT 17 IN DECEMBER 1847 AS A RESULT OF LITIGATION HE COMMENCED AGAINST SAMUEL TVVICHELL AND OTHERS.2 1 SEE DECEMBER 24, 1838 DEED, KOOK UU, PAGE 492 (SAMUEL TWICHELL RESIDED 1N SARATOGA SPRINGS) AND MAY 28, 1840 DEED, BOOK KK, PAGE 532 (SAMUEL TWICHELL RESIDED IN BUFFALO). THE 1860 U.S. CENSUS INDICATES THAT 52-YEAR-OLD SAMUEL TWICHELL WAS AS FARMER IN BUFFALO WHO OWNED REAL ESTATE VALUED AT $75,000. HE AND HIS WIFE LOIS HAD FOUR CHILDREN AND A HOUSE SERVANT, A HOSTLER, A CARPENTER/JOINER AND A FARM LABORER LIVING WITH THEM. 2 SEE DECEMBER 24, 1 847 DEED, BOOK 53, PAGE 267,LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C,THE CHAIN OF DEEDS FOR 69 PHILA STREET. ALEXANDER A. AND LOUISA A PATTERSON AND THEIR FAMILY(1849-1941) ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON ENTERED INTO A DURABLE LEASE FOR LOT 18 ON THE 1840 TVNICHELL HOMESTEAD MAP WITH WILLIAM L.F. WARREN IN MAY 1849.3 THE 1852 JOHN BEVAN MAP OF SARATOGA SPRINGS (ATTACHMENT D) SHOWS A HOUSE AT 65 PHILA STREET. FURTHER, THE SARATOGA SPRINGS TAX ROLLS4 SHOW THAT ALEXANDER PATTERSON PAID TAXES ON A LOT ASSESSED AT $45 IN 1850, ON A HOUSE AND LOT ASSESSED AT $240 IN 1851 , AND ON A HOUSE AND LOT ASSESSED AT $550 IN 1853. THE 1 852 SARATOGA SPRINGS TAX ROLLS ARE MISSING. THE $240 1 851 ASSESSMENT AND THE $550 1853 ASSESSMENT SUGGEST THAT THE HOUSE WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION WHEN IT WAS ASSESSED AT $240 IN 1851 AND WAS COMPLETED WHEN IT WAS ASSESSED AT $550 IN 1853. AS A RESULT, IT APPEARS THAT ALEXANDER PATTERSON BUILT THE HOUSE AT 65 PHILA STREET IN 1851 . ALEXANDER PATTERSON (1827-1902) WAS BORN IN IRELAND. HE AND HIS WIFE, LOUISE A. PATTERSON (1823-1901), WHO WAS BORN IN NEW YORK STATE, MARRIED IN 1846. THEY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AND SETTLED IN SARATOGA SPRINGS IN OR ABOUT 1856. ALEXANDER PATTERSON LISTED HIS PROFESSION AS "MASTER CARPENTER" IN THE 1860 U.S. CENSUS, AS "BUILDER" IN THE 1870 U.S. CENSUS, AND AS "ARCHITECT AND BUILDER" IN THE 1 880 U.S. CENSUS. ACCORDING TO THE SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORIES,5 ALEXANDER PATTERSON BECAME THE PROPRIETOR OF THE PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING COMPANY IN 1889, AND HE PLACED THE FOLLOWING ADVERTISEMENT OF HIS NEW VENTURE IN THE 1889 SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORY: PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING CO, ON I'F11LA STREET, tiAl{ATUO A, One-half Block East from Broadway. N. Y. NEAR THE PRINCIPAL HOTELS. , 0 A CATHARTIC, SUPERIOR TO ALL. AN ALTERATIVE, UNEXCELLED, Orders received for the delivery of the Water to any part of the town. 3 SEEMARCH 13, 1 85 1 DEED, BOOK 59, PAGE 482, LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C. 4 ATTACHMENT E CONTAINS EXCERPTS FROM THE SARATOGA SPRINGS TAX ROLLS, 5 ATTACHMENT F CONTAINS EXCERPTS FROM THE SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORIES_ - 2 - THE U.S. CENSUS RECORDS AND THE DIRECTORIES SHOW THAT THE FATTERSONS HAD SIX CHILDREN, WILLIAM (1851-1904), ALEXANDER A. JR. (1853-1926), LOUISE (1855-1931) , MARY AUGUSTA (1856-1944), DAVID (1860-1932), AND EMILY (B. 1860), WHO PASSED AWAY BEFORE 1900. THE 1900 U.S. CENSUS ALSO INDICATES THAT THE PATTERSONS HAD A GRANDDAUGHTER, KATHERINE LOUISE PATTERSON (1875-1912), WHO WAS BORN IN ILLINOIS, LIVING WITH THEM AT THAT TIME. THE DIRECTORIES SHOW THAT ALEXANDER PATTERSON RAN THE PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION LOCATED AT 22, 24 AND 26 PHILA STREET WITH HIS SON WILLIAM AND HIS DAUGHTER MARY AUGUSTA UNTIL 1900 WHEN WILLIAM "REMOVED TO NYC." AFTER WILLIAM'S DEPARTURE, ALEXANDER AND MARY AUGUSTA PATTERSON RAN THE BUSINESS. LOUISE A. PATTERSON PASSED AWAY IN 1901 , AND ALEXANDER PATTERSON PASSED AWAY IN 1902. THE SARATOGIAN PRINTED THE FOLLOWING OBITUARY FOR HIM ON OCTOBER 1 4, 1902: THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON, ONE OF SARATOGA'S BEST KNOWN CITIZENS, OCCURRED AT HIS RESIDENCE, NO. 65 PHILA STREET, AT 1 :20 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF TWO WEEKS WITH GASTRITIS. FOR MANY YEARS, MR. PATTERSON HAD SUFFERED WITH AN ORGANIC HEART TROUBLE, WHICH IS ASSUMED AS THE CONTRIBUTORY CAUSE OF HIS DEATH. BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND, ON DECEMBER 9, 1827,THE DECEASED IMMIGRATED TO THIS COUNTRY WITH HIS PARENTS, JOHN AND MARY AUSTIN PATTERSON, AT THE AGE OF NINE YEARS. THEY CAME DIRECTLY TO THIS VILLAGE AND FOR SIXTY-FIVE YEARS THIS WAS MR. PATTERSON'S HOME, ALTHOUGH IN EARLIER LIFE HE WAS MUCH OF A TRAVELER. HIS MEMORY WAS LITTLE SHORT OF REMARKABLE AND HE RETAINED VERY MUCH OF WHAT HE HAD SEEN. AN ARCHITECT. BY PROFESSION, MR. PATTERSON WAS AN ARCHITECT. THE HIGH SCHOOL OF THIS VILLAGE WAS CONSTRUCTED ON PLANS DRAWN BY HIM. BETTER KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, HOWEVER, ARE THE BUILDINGS ON GLEN ISLAND, A PLEASURE RESORT NEAR NEW YORK CITY, THE PLANS FOR AND CONSTRUCTION OF WHICH WERE MADE UNDER MR. PATTERSON'S DIRECTION FOR JOHN H. STARIN. HE PLANNED, ALSO, A NUMBER OF THE LARGER HOTELS, SITUATED ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN. DURING THE CIVIL WAR, THE DECEASED SERVED WITH THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, BEING ADVANCED TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN OF ARTILLERY. IN CIVIL LIFE HE HAS HELD THE LOCAL OFFICES OF SCHOOL AND VILLAGE TRUSTEE, SERVING IN EACH CAPACITY FOR SEVEN YEARS. HE -3 . WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OF WHICH HE WAS FOR MANY YEARS A TRUSTEE. FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ALSO, MR. PATTERSON WAS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. MINERAL SPRING OWNER. FOURTEEN YEARS AGO, A MINERAL SPRING WAS DISCOVERED ON MR. PATTERSON'S PROPERTY ON PHILA STREET NEAR BROADWAY. HE NAMED IT THE PATTERSON SPRING, ERECTED A LARGE BUILDING OVER IT AND FOR SEVERAL YEARS DEVOTED HIS TIME ALMOST ENTIRELY TO THAT BUSINESS. MR. PATTERSON WAS THE LAST SURVIVOR OF A FAMILY OF FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS. His WIFE, LOUISA ANN PATTERSON, WHO DIED ON MAY 2, 1901 , WAS THE LAST OF HER FAMILY. THE SURVIVORS ARE THREE SONS, WILLIAM A. PATTERSON OF NEW YORK CITY, DAVID H. PATTERSON OF PAU PAU, MICH., AND ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON OF BOSTON HARBOR, MICH,; TWO DAUGHTERS, THE MISSES LOUISA H. AND M. AUGUSTA PATTERSON OF THIS VILLAGE; AND A GRANDDAUGHTER, MISS KATHERINE LOUISE PATTERSON. MARY AUGUSTA PATTERSON CONTINUED TO RUN THE PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING, AND, TOGETHER WITH HER SISTER LOUISE AND THEIR NIECE KATHERINE LOUISE, CONTINUED TO RESIDE AT 65 PHILA STREET. KATHERINE LOUISE PASSED AWAY IN 1912. MARY AUGUSTA SOLD THE PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION AND RETIRED IN 1913. LOUISE PASSED AWAY IN 1931 . MARY AUGUSTA CONTINUED TO LIVE AT 65 PHILA STREET FOR ANOTHER TEN YEARS UNTIL 1941 . 65 PHILA STREET HAD BEEN HOME TO THE PATTERSON FAMILY FOR 90 YEARS. RECENT HISTORY M. AUGUSTA PATTERSON SOLD 65 PHILA STREET TO MORRIS GELFOND IN OCTOBER 1941 ,6 AT WHICH TIME IT BECAME A BOARDING HOUSE. THE PROPERTY HAS UNDERGONE NUMEROUS CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP SINCE THAT TIME, LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C. IT HAS BEEN VACANT AND BOARDED UP FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ALTERATIONS TO 65 PHILA STREET THE FULL WIDTH FRONT PORCH APPEARS TO BE A LATE VICTORIAN ADDITION TO THE STRUCTURE. IT IS NOT DEPICTED ON THE 1888 L.R. BURLEIGH BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF SARATOGA SPRINGS (ATTACHMENT F); NOR IS IT SHOWN ON THE 1884, 1889 AND 1895 SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAPS. IT FIRST APPEARS ON THE 1900 SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP WHICH INDICATES THAT IT WAS BUILT BY ALEXANDER PATTERSON BETWEEN 1 895 AND 1900. THE POSTS AND RAILINGS ARE NOT ORIGINAL. 6 SEEOCTOBER 31, 1941 DEED, BOOK 41 1, PAGE 288, LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C. -4- ATTACHMENT A 1 838 MAP OF LANDS OWNED BY SAMUEL TWICHEL i i t i' ' 1 i'!1 i• 1 _, ---- ,...4.-----,,—,_ 1 , , • 2, i d i - • ,- -• 4 !4 i 1 I r • ., 1 4e.... '7.. .'.. - ..,... ' . ' ' ''. I '. 1.1 • .. .._,. ' I 1 1 1 .„.. [ I . . ' '.-7 i....5.Y:'-''''' I '''::-...! .:-............................... ii , i-4.'-f •„. r',... , . .......a.. 1 ,,.i ,........._ .. . . `,...„ •-' - ..,..' -.:.- . . _._ . . .... ..- . ''....._ , ......:Z=1,... 4 .. . ----;---- !.-------/ • 4.:,....., / ,. , . \C r '''';.• ir"r'''..---1 1 i h.! \-.: I''';-4i' ';.•-.._ '1'; i o--.., -L,,,,,/,_1'., ' • ''''''.4,'*' 'I - --'''-'f- . ''.'l '1---,1-' 1 • . , / = i....,,,. ..., .--,,,---..-_,..-.,.-,„.../ ! `""--....„... . ...., •. i '41e.2.- ,.1---.........A4' /..."......„(...„., -..""7 . I 4-../...c.c./// /1.-.,-..........1‘., ; '''...3 .:t ‘ --....? -5 - ATTACHMENT B 1922 COPY OF THE "MAP OF LANDS CALLED "THE HOMESTEAD BELONGING TO SAMUEL TWITCHELL JR. AT SARATOGA SPRINGS" MADE JUNE 1ST 1840 • 4 • C.ircz 2 z.r 1& t. • J1°z' ?pp&it, Ilio&1L. 76 5o So So So 504.4 • VI o t-h a. ° h h }+ q4 n b 4-) P 14.1 � e o o b 6 VS .OS ` 0 o M OS rp141141,° 241 irr 1 .t n1^ 2rcip of L nd ca,11ed. 1.5a7TIUe1 t d� 0-4.40e, 1��7/9± o zz-, -6- ATTACHMENT C CHAIN OF DEEDS FOR 65PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTOR: H. CASE SIMPSON 8c HELEN C. SIMPSON, 58 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: HELEN CASE LLC, P.O. BOX 174, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 1697, PAGE 307 DATE: JANUARY , 2004 DATE RECORDED: OCTOBER 5, 2004 GRANTOR: CONGREGATION BAIS MOISHE, INC., 188 HEWES STREET, BROOKLYN, NY GRANTEE: H. CASE& HELEN C. SIMPSON BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 1616, PAGE 212 DATE: MAY 24, 2002 DATE RECORDED: JUNE 26, 2002 GRANTOR: ROSE DICKSTEIN, 39 TEN COURT, BRIGHTON BEACH, NY GRANTEE: CONGREGATION BAIS MOISHE, INC., 188 HEWES STREET, BROOKLYN, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 872, PAGE 429 DATE: MAY 26, 1970 DATE RECORDED: JUNE 2, 1970 GRANTOR: GRETA MARCUS, 212 HARRISON AVENUE, BRONX, NY, & RAE (RAY) MCGETTRICK, 4804 48TH STREET, WOODSIDE, NY GRANTEE: ROSE DICKSTEIN, BRIGHTON BEACH, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 480, PAGE 530 DATE: MAY 21 , 1948 DATE RECORDED: MAY 24, 1948 GRANTOR: HERMAN & SOPHIE EISENBERG, 187 BLAKE AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY GRANTEE: GRETA MARCUS, 212 HARRISON AVENUE, BRONX, NY, & RAE (RAY) MCGETTRICK, 4804-48 WOODSIDE AVENUE, JAMAICA, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 469, PAGE 432 DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 1947 DATE RECORDED: SEPTEMBER 22, 1947 GRANTOR: JOSEPH & FANNIE KAMINSKY, 63 MAPLE AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: HERMAN & SOPHIE EISENBERG, 187 BLAKE AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 452, PAGE 131 DATE: OCTOBER 19, 1946 DATE RECORDED: OCTOBER 21 , 1946 7 .. GRANTOR: MORRIS & SADIE GELFOND, 8 CIRCULAR STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: JOSEPH & FANNIE KAMINSKY, 63 MAPLE AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 411 , PAGE 588 DATE: FEBRUARY 1 1 , 1942 DATE RECORDED: FEBRUARY 13, 1942 GRANTOR: M. AUGUSTA PATTERSON, 109 CAROLINE STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: MORRIS GELFOND, 73 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 41 1 , PAGE 288 DATE: OCTOBER 31 , 1 94 1 DATE RECORDED: NOVEMBER 1 0, 1941 GRANTOR: ROBERT E. & GEORGIANA S. MILLIGAN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: LOUISE H. & M. AUGUSTA PATTERSON, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 344, PAGE 38 DATE: MARCH 9, 1927 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 1 1 , 1927 GRANTOR: LOUISE H. & M. AUGUSTA PATTERSON, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: ROBERT F. MILLIGAN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 344, PAGE 37 DATE: MARCH 9, 1927 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 1 1 , 1927 GRANTOR: BOSTWICK & ELIZABETH HAWLEY, GLENS FALLS, NY GRANTEE: A.A. PATTERSON, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 112, PAGE 6 DATE: MAY 3, 1871 DATE RECORDED: DECEMBER 14, 1871 NOTE: THIS DEED CONVEYS A PORTION OF 69 PHILA STREET. GRANTOR: WILLIAM L.F. & ELIZA WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: ALEXANDER A. & LOUISA PATTERSON, SARATOGA SPRINGS BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 56, PAGE 123 DATE: MAY 8, 1849 DATE RECORDED: JUNE 21 , 1849 GRANTOR: WILLIAM A. &ANN ELIZA BEACH, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: WILLIAM L. F. WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 53, PAGE 266 DATE: MARCH 25, 1848 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 27, 1848 8- GRANTOR: THOMAS LAW, SARATOGA COUNTY SHERIFF GRANTEE: WILLIAM L. F.WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOKIPAGE: BOOK 53, PAGE 267 DATE: DECEMBER 24, 1847 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 27, 1 848 _g- ATTACHMENT D DETAIL OF THE 1852 JOHN BEVAN MAP OF SARI SPRINGS SPRINGS L. fi. ' " ILII 1111 �f �� � 111 ` V s g Ill, 41 ,, t�tt� oHI 1 � �' o ar � Edi 1`im� � � �� 4 ii - 10- ATTACHMENT E EXCERPTS FROM THE SARATOGA SPRINGS TAX ROLLS 1849 OWNER/TAXPAYER: A.A. PATTERSON LOCATION: NONE SPECIFIED HOUSE & LOT: BLANK ASSESSED VALUE: $50 1850 OWNER/TAXPAYER: A. A. PATTERSON LOCATION: NONE SPECIFIED HOUSE 8c LOT: BLANK ASSESSED VALUE: $45 1851 OWNER/TAXPAYER: A. A. PATTERSON LOCATION: NONE SPECIFIED HOUSE & LOT: 1 HOUSE & LOT ASSESSED VALUE: $240 THE 1852 TAX ROLLS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. 1853 OWNER/TAXPAYER: ALEXANDER PATTERSON LOCATION: PHILA STREET HOUSE &LOT: 1 HOUSE &LOT ASSESSED VALUE: $550 11 ATTACHMENT F SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORY EXCERPTS FOR 65 PHILA STREET 1868-71 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., BUILDER, PHILA COR. PUTNAM, HOUSE 19 PHILA7 1872-74 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, 12 PHILA, H. PHILA NR HENRY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A. JR., CLERK, COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK, H. 19 PHILA 1875-76 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A.,ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, 12 PHILA, H. 19 PHILA PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A. JR., CLERK, COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK, H. 19 PHILA 1876-77 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, 22 PHILA, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A. JR., BOOKKEEPER, COMMERCIAL NAT'L BANK, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, DAVID H., MESSENGER, COMMUNITY NAT'L BANK, BDS 65 PHILA 1877-78 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, 22 PHILA, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, D. H., DELIVERY CLERK, WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH, BDS 65 PHILA 1879-80 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., BUILDER, 65 PHILA, PATTERSON, D. H., DELIVERY, 65 PHILA PATTERSON, LOUISA H., 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, 65 PHILA 1880-82 DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., BUILDER, 30 PHILA, H. 65 PHILA, 1882-88 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON 7 THE HOUSE NUMBERS ON PHILA STREET WERE CHANGED IN OR ABOUT 1875. NUMBER 19 PHILA STREET BECAME NUMBER 65 PHILA STREET AT THAT TIME. - 12 • DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA (SOMETIMES MARY A.), BDS 65 PHILA PATTERSON, LOUISE H., BDS 65 PHILA 1889 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., (PATTERSON SPRINGS CO.), ALSO ARCHITECT, 26 PHILA, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A JR., (PATTERSON SPRING CO.), BDS. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, BDS 65 PHILA PATTERSON,WILUAM A, BDS 65 PHILA 1890-91 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON,ALEXANDER A., (PATTERSON SPRING CO.),S ALSO ARCHITECT, 26 PHILA, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, BDS 65 PHILA PATTERSON, WILLIAM A (PATTERSON SPRING CO.), BDS 65 PHILA 1892-95 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., (PATTERSON & PATTERSON), H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, BDS 65 PHILA PATTERSON, WILUAM A (PATTERSON & PATTERSON), BDS 65 PHILA PATTERSON &PATTERSON (ALEXANDER A.AND WILLIAM A.), PROPS PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 8c 26 PHILA 1896-99 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., MNGR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, PROPR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON,WILLIAM A, PATTERSON SPRING, BDS 65 PHILA PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA 8 THEPATTERSONMINERAL SPRING PAVILION WAS LOCATED AT 22, 24 AND 26 PHILA STREET. - 13- 1900 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., MNGR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M.AUGUSTA, PROPR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, WILLIAM A REMOVED TO NYC PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA 1901-02 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ALEXANDER A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A., MNGR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, PROPR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA 1903 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: MARY A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, ALEXANDER A. DIED OCT. 14, 1902 PATTERSON, K. LOUISE (SOMETIMES KATHERINE L.), RES 65 PHILA PATTERSON LOUISA H., RES. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA, (SOMETIMES MARYA.), PROPR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA 1904-1 1 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: MARY A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, K. LOUISE (SOMETIMES KATHERINE L.), RES 65 PHILA PATTERSON LOUISA H., RES. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA (SOMETIMES MARY A.), PROPR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA 1912 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: MARY A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, KATHERINE LOUISE DIED JAN. 29, 1912 PATTERSON LOUISA H., RES. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA(SOMETIMES MARY A.), PROPR PATTERSON SPRING, H. 65 PHILA PATTERSON MINERAL SPRING PAVILION, 22, 24 & 26 PHILA .- 14 1913-18 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: MARY A. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON LOUISA H., RES. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA (SOMETIMES MARY A.), H. 65 PHILA 1 91 9-31 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: LOUISA H. PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON LOUISA H., RES. 65 PHILA PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA (SOMETIMES MARY A.), H. 65 PHILA 1932 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: VACANT DIRECTORY PATTERSON LOUISA H. DIED NOV. 16, 1931 PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA (SOMETIMES MARY A.), No LISTING 1933 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: VACANT 1934-4 1 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: M. AUGUSTA PATTERSON DIRECTORY PATTERSON, M. AUGUSTA (SOMETIMES MARY A.), H. 65 PHILA 1942-46 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: JOSEPH KAMINSKY 65 PHILA STREET: JOSEPH KAMINSKY, ROOMS DIRECTORY KAMINSKI, JOSEPH (FANNIE L.), FURNISHED ROOMS, 65 PHILA, H. 65 PHILA 1948-70 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: ROSE DICKSTEIN DIRECTORY DICKSTEIN, SAUL(ROSE), H. 65 PHILA DICKSTEIN, LOUIS, R. 65 PHILA (SOMETIMES LISTED) DICKSTEIN, ROSE (MRS. SAUL (DICKSTEIN ROOMS), H. 65 PHILA (1970 ONLY) - 15 - " 971-82 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: MENDEL TAUB (SUM RES) DIRECTORY TAUB, MENDEL, RABBI NYC, H 65 PHILA 1984 REVERSE DIRECTORY 65 PHILA STREET: (SUM RES) VACANT 16- ATTACHMENT G DETAIL OF THE 1884 L.R. BURLEIGH BIRD'S EYE VIEW MAP OF SARATOGA SPRINGS r ' 'M .. I� * �� 114 " µ li 1111 1 I : 1 [L,Ori ji.0 OK ii.i„,,... ,,,---- ,- t tairtil4 I ti_ ii , , silo rirri ia w. '_v:^ + i r. . �r . i. ,,,_ 1 i a „ ,„, 9_ II , '' inpe: , ,, - . . P � i r 1 * w ° a � 1 , int 4,..... . iry a 4. IA n . Vii i. # . ,...., ii I to flugue Ao ill ...4 4 ■ „°l4 4114, a.�Ye � ” f. _.. I .r y et $ iit. iip — 17 - SARATQGA SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION I � rj""\ 7! n. 5.iok z A - 1.t, *n,�� gaaC a A 4 i ' �y y , i a � ' of 1 o k u �a .w , HOUSE HISTORY FOR 69 PHILA STREET SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK PREPARED BY JOAN WALTER FEBRUARY 201 0 SARATOGA t SPRINGS PRESERVATION :h FOUNDATION HOUSE HISTORY FOR 69 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS PREPARED BY JOAN WALTER IN FEBRUARY 2010 69 PHILA STREET IS A TWO-STORY, BRICK ITALIANATE TOWNHOUSE WITH A ONE STORY, FULL WIDTH FRONT PORCH THAT WRAPS AROUND THE WEST FACADE. THE HOUSE HAS TALL, NARROW WINDOWS, A WIDE, PROJECTING CORNICE WITH DECORATIVE BRACKETS BENEATH AND A LOW-PITCHED ROOF, ALL CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ITALIANATE STYLE, WHICH WAS POPULAR BETWEEN 1840 AND 1885. 69 PHILA STREET WAS BUILT BY ROBERT HUNTER, A MASON, IN 1851 . IT IS A CONTRIBUTING BUILDING IN THE SARATOGA SPRINGS EASTSIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT WHICH IS ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. THE EARLY HISTORY ACCORDING TO THE SARATOGA SPRINGS TAX ROLLS, SAMUEL TWICHELL JR.,1 ACQUIRED 100 ACRES OF LAND IN SARATOGA SPRINGS IN 1835 AND 1836. S. R. OSTRANDER DREW A "MAP OF PROPERTY AT SARATOGA SPRINGS OWNED BY S. TWICHELL, ESQ. IN 1838 (ATTACHMENT A). THE AREA BOUNDED BY CIRCULAR STREET ON THE EAST, PHILA STREET ON THE SOUTH, HENRY STREET ON THE WEST AND CAROLINE STREET ON THE NORTH WAS PART OF TWICHELL'S PROPERTY. THAT AREA WAS KNOWN AS "THE HOMESTEAD," WHICH WAS DIVIDED INTO LOTS AND MAPPED ON JUNE 1 , 1 840 (ATTACHMENT B). THE PROPERTY THAT NOW IS 69 PHILA STREET IS LOT 17 ON THE 1840 HOMESTEAD MAP. SAMUEL TWICHELL AND HIS WIFE LOIS APPARENTLY LIVED IN SARATOGA SPRINGS THROUGH 1838, BUT MOVED TO BUFFALO SOMETIME IN 1839 OR EARLY 1840.2 SAMUEL TWICHELL BEGAN SELLING HIS SARATOGA SPRINGS REAL ESTATE AT THAT TIME. WILLIAM L.F. WARREN, A PROMINENT SARATOGA SPRINGS ATTORNEY AND JUDGE, ACQUIRED LOT 17 IN DECEMBER 1847 AS A RESULT OF LITIGATION HE COMMENCED AGAINST SAMUEL TWICHELL AND OTHERS.3 SAMUEL TWICHELL'S NAME WAS ALSO SPELLED TWICHEL OR TWITCHELL. 2 SEE DECEMBER 24, 1838 DEED, BOOK UU, PAGE 492 (SAMUEL TWICHELL RESIDED IN SARATOGA SPRINGS) AND MAY 28, 1840 DEED, BOOK KK, PAGE 532 (SAMUEL TWICHELL RESIDED IN BUFFALO). THE 1860 U.S. CENSUS INDICATES THAT 52-YEAR-OLD SAMUEL TWICHELL WAS AS FARMER IN BUFFALO WHO OWNED REAL ESTATE VALUED AT $75,000. HE AND HIS WIFE Lois HAD FOUR CHILDREN AND A HOUSE SERVANT, A HOSTLER, A CARPENTER/JOINER AND A FARM LABORER LIVING WITH THEM. 3 SEEDECEMBER 24, 1847 DEED, BOOK 53, PAGE 267, LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C,THE CHAIN OF DEEDS FOR 69 PHILA STREET. ROBERT HUNTER (1851-1855) ROBERT HUNTER ENTERED INTO A DURABLE LEASE FOR LOT 17 ON THE 1840 TWICHELL HOMESTEAD MAP WITH WILLIAM L.F. WARREN IN MAY 1851 .4 THE DURABLE LEASE PROVIDES THAT ROBERT HUNTER WAS "A MASON," AND THAT "THE SAID ROBERT [HUNTER] AGREES THAT HE WILL ERECT A DWELLING HOUSE ON SAID LOT WITHIN TWO YEARS."5 THE 1 852 JOHN BEVAN MAP OF SARATOGA SPRINGS (ATTACHMENT D) SHOWS A HOUSE AT 69 PHILA STREET. AS A RESULT, IT APPEARS THAT ROBERT HUNTER BUILT THE HOUSE AT 69 PHILA STREET IN 1851 SHORTLY AFTER HE ENTERED INTO THE DURABLE LEASE. REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY (1855-1933) THE REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY, A METHODIST EPISCOPAL CLERGYMAN, ACQUIRED WILLIAM L.F. WARREN'S RIGHTS TO 69 PHILA STREET IN APRIL 1854, AND HE ACQUIRED ROBERT HUNTER'S RIGHTS TO 69 PHILA STREET IN JANUARY 1855.6 THE SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORIES? INDICATE THAT REV. HAWLEY RESIDED AT 69 PHILA STREET AT LEAST AS OF 1 875 AND THAT HIS DAUGHTER, MARY, AND SON-IN-LAW, EDWIN T. WOODWARD, A NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, ALSO RESIDED THERE STARTING IN 1879, THAT LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WOODWARD PASSED AWAY IN FEBRUARY 1894, THAT REV. HAWLEY CONTINUED TO RESIDE AT 69 PHILA STREET UNTIL HIS PASSING IN JULY 1910. THE NEW YORK TIMES NOTED REV. HAWLEY'S PASSING: REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY DEAD. Oldest Graduate of Wesleyan Univer- sity Was 96 Years Oid. SARATOGA. N. Y., July 2Q,—The Rev. Dr. Bostwick Hawley, the oldest gradu- ,ate of Wesley University and one of the best-known retired Methodist Episcopal clergymen in Northern New York. died at his home here this morning, at the age of 06. Dr. Hawley was graduated in the class of 383$at Wesleyan, and later occu- pied the Chair of Ancient Languages and Literature at Cazenovia Seminary. From 1842 until his retirement in 1902 he had been an active clergyman, filling pastor- ate: at Utica„ Pittsfield. Mass.: Albany. and other places. He was a former Trustee of Wesleyan University and President of the Hawley Home for Chil- dren in this village, a charitable insti- tution which he founded. He was born hi Camillus. N. Y. 4 SEE MARCH 13, 1851 DEED, BOOK 59, PAGE 482, USTED IN ATTACHMENT C. 5 ID. 6 SEEJANUARY 1 1, 1855 DEED, BOOK 71, PAGE 197,USTED IN ATTACHMENT C. 7 ATTACHMENT E CONTAINS EXCERPTS FROM THE SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORIES. - 2- REV. HAWLEY'S DAUGHTER MARY WOODWARD CONTINUED TO RESIDE AT 69 PHILA STREET UNTIL HER PASSING IN 1932. PURSUANT TO HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, 69 PHILA STREET THEN PASSED TO THE HAWLEY HOME FOR CHILDREN.$ ACCORDING TO SARATOGA COUNTY NYGENWEB: FROM 1904 TO 1965, THE HAWLEY HOME PROVIDED A TEMPORARY PLACE TO LIVE AT 64-66 LUDLOW STREET IN SARATOGA SPRINGS FOR CHILDREN WHOSE FAMILIES COULD NOT CARE FOR THEM. AT LEAST A FEW THOUSAND CHILDREN LIVED THERE OVER THE YEARS, SOME FOR ONLY A WEEK, SOME FOR MANY YEARS. THE OBJECT OF THE HOME, AS DESCRIBED BY BOSTWICK HAWLEY (1814-1910), FOR WHOM IT WAS NAMED IN 1906 WAS AS FOLLOWS: "TO RECEIVE, TO CARE FOR, AND TO EDUCATE INDIGENT AND ORPHAN CHILDREN THAT ARE BETWEEN 18 MONTHS AND 10 YEARS OF AGE. THIS INCLUDES SUCH MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING AS BELONG TO A WELL- REGULATED ELLREGULATED FAMILY. THE DISCIPLINE IS PARENTAL." RECENT HISTORY THE HAWLEY HOME FOR CHILDREN SOLD 69 PHILA STREET TO NATHAN GEIGER IN OCTOBER 1933. AT THAT TIME IT BECAME A BOARDING HOUSE.9 THE PROPERTY CONTINUED AS A BOARDING HOUSE AND HAS UNDERGONE NUMEROUS CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP SINCE THAT TIME, AS OUTLINED IN ATTACHMENT C. IT CURRENTLY IS VACANT. ALTERATIONS TO 69 PHILA STREET THE FULL WIDTH FRONT PORCH APPEARS TO BE A LATE VICTORIAN ADDITION TO THE STRUCTURE BECAUSE IT IS NOT DEPICTED ON THE 1888 L.R. BURLEIGH BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF SARATOGA SPRINGS (ATTACHMENT F); NOR IS IT SHOWN ON THE 1895 SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP. IT FIRST APPEARS ON THE 1900 SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP INDICATING IT WAS BUILT BY REV. HAWLEY BETWEEN 1895 AND 1900. THE SIDE EXTENSION OF THE PORCH ALONG THE WEST FACADE OF THE BUILDING DOES NOT APPEAR ON ANY SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP UP TO AND INCLUDING THE 1950 SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP. IT FIRST APPEARS ON THE 1954 SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP INDICATING THAT IT WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1950 AND 1954. 8 SEEOCTOBER 17, 1933 DEED, BOOK 377, PAGE 140,LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C. 9 SEE OCTOBER 17, 1933 DEED, LISTED IN ATTACHMENT C. -3- ATTACHMENT A 1838 MAP OF LANDS OWNED BY SAMUEL TWICHEL .----,-- -I 1 1 •6; i 1 : ''..: ', j I U ! ti ' •;II • .•• .7.i . 1 1 .•- i 1I i 11 ..4 i 41 .,, . . - . :. . , '•-,:••-; ' '-' . 'I.-• -:. -'. I : i : 1 . :•. 1 [ , i •• _________---..-----,---; ii -,---E-,-,--_:„.„.....:, i ,:. [ :r.! .4.... .‹. z_.............. , i : ....„... ,-.. , ,...„ ,......,,„...... .. . .....„ , • „.,..._„,,,„:„. , „... . . . , .,_,,.. ,, ..... . , ' '-,---. -"'•,,..",•• = 7 i -2.,..,... 1 . /c.,7...:'.y... "---.1.,`1 c(-----7 (-----,,,....,..:_i•'; . ..• , .- , ,r- -........•,..; , ,./..."! , .,.. ---......., ...., f : ; . ' i/„." ',..,.-., i • .,k/ I ."-----.... .•.'i ---, - . .... , ...., -.. ----..' := ' •...-..,. -1 `---.......1 1 1 • i ,-: ,..._ -----i,I.; 7 I i s i'U , , 1 ,,,!.; 7 . I --------..:„.„,7----7----14,„, •-,o 1-4- ATTACHMENT B 1922 COPY OF THE "MAP OF LANDS CALLED "THE HOMESTEAD BELONGING TO SAMUEL TWITCHELL JR. AT SARATOGA SPRINGS" MADE JUNE 1 ST 1 840 CTr'cL11 tT gt. n9 r. M8.My MIAMI 1YQ!z r8 ft 5o So So So 50 56 0 :'R h ^ Q w d g`i t) pi h v c 41 O H cc, ..4. 'tet N y h 10 ti w a m la k'l ii °1 �S 'oS 'oS 1 'oC oxo! 2.; - �cupYzp�i I !Z'l few t. -, E;ri ZnY 1 1Vtp of L d. c&ll e cL :"-rhe l om e Lead .� aZoni7- .0 'Samuel `PwitchE1L -. et ,cLr6 t O a 15FrI 11 a ..-....+ de, alA a e 141-/81-0 1 zz_ I t - 5- ATTACHMENT C CHAIN OF DEEDS FOR 69 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTOR: H. CASE SIMPSON & HELEN CHELSTOWSKI, 58 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: HELEN CASE LLC, P.O. Box 174, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 1697, PAGE 305 DATE: JANUARY_, 2004 DATE RECORDED: OCTOBER 5, 2005 GRANTOR: JOHN O. WASHBURN, REFEREE, P.O. Box 12, GANSEVOORT, NY GRANTEE: H. CASE SIMPSON & HELEN CHELSTOWSKI, 58 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 1405, PAGE 747 DATE: DECEMBER 1994 DATE RECORDED: FEBRUARY 7, 1995 GRANTOR: HAROLD KENYON, 12 VICHY DRIVE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: NEZEI BAIS, INC., 167 PENNE STREET, BROOKLYN, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 1216, PAGE 379 DATE: OCTOBER 2, 1987 DATE RECORDED: OCTOBER 14, 1987 GRANTOR: ALAN WEISS, 17 YORK AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY AND GARY WEISS, 171/2 YORK AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: HAROLD KENYON, VICHY DRIVE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 912, PAGE 319 DATE: MAY 12, 1972 DATE RECORDED: MAY 15, 1972 GRANTOR: MARY TASLITT, 69 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: ALAN WEISS, 17 YORK AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY AND GARY WEISS, 171/2 YORK AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 811 , PAGE 149 DATE: JULY 7, 1967 DATE RECORDED: JULY 7, 1967 GRANTOR: ISAAC WOLF, 71 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: MARY TASLITT, 69 PHILA STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 497, PAGE 13 DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 1948 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 31 , 1949 - 6- GRANTOR: NATHAN GEIGER, 35 PARK PLACE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: MARY TASLITT, 6 PAVILION PLACE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 432, PAGE 438 DATE: JANUARY 9, 1946 DATE RECORDED: JANUARY 14, 1946 GRANTOR: THE HAWLEY HOME FOR CHILDREN GRANTEE: NATHAN GEIGER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 432, PAGE 436 DATE: OCTOBER 17, 1933 DATE RECORDED: OCTOBER 31 , 1933 NOTE: THIS IS A CORRECTION DEED FOR THE PRIOR DEED. GRANTOR: THE HAWLEY HOME FOR CHILDREN GRANTEE: NATHAN GEIGER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 377, PAGE 140 DATE: OCTOBER 17, 1933 DATE RECORDED: OCTOBER 31 , 1933 NOTE: THE PROPERTY WAS DEVISED BY THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF BOSTWICK HAWLEY, BOOK OF WILLS 44, PAGE 1 1 O. GRANTOR: WILLIAM L.F. & ELIZA WARREN GRANTEE: BOSTWICK HAWLEY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 77, PAGE 380 DATE: APRIL 30, 1857 DATE RECORDED: MAY 1 , 1857 NOTE: THIS INSTRUMENT IS THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE MARCH 3, 1851 DURABLE LEASE FROM WILLIAM L.F. WARREN TO ROBERT HUNTER. GRANTOR: ROBERT &HARRIET HUNTER GRANTEE: BOSTWICK HAWLEY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 71 , PAGE 197 DATE: JANUARY 4, 1855 DATE RECORDED: JANUARY 9, 1 855 NOTE: THIS DEED CONVEYS THE ROBERT HUNTER'S MARCH 3, 1851 "DURABLE EXEMPTION LEASE" TO BOSTWICK HAWLEY. GRANTOR: WILLIAM L.F. & ELIZA WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: ROBERT HUNTER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 59, PAGE 482 DATE: MARCH 3, 1851 DATE RECORDED: APRIL 30, 1851 NOTE 1 : THIS DURABLE LEASE CONVEYS LOT 17 ON THE 1840 HOMESTEAD MAP. NOTE 2: THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE DEED PROVIDES THAT "ROBERT [HUNTER] AGREES THAT HE WILL ERECT A DWELLING HOUSE ON SAID LOT WITHIN TWO YEARS." -7 - GRANTOR: WILLIAM A. &ANN ELIZA BEACH, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY GRANTEE: WILLIAM L. F. WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOKIPAGE: BOOK 53, PAGE 266 DATE: MARCH 25, 1848 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 27, 1 848 GRANTOR: THOMAS LAW, SARATOGA COUNTY SHERIFF GRANTEE: WILLIAM L. F.WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 53, PAGE 267 DATE: DECEMBER 24, 1847 DATE RECORDED: MARCH 27, 1848 GRANTOR: THOMAS LAW, SARATOGA COUNTY SHERIFF GRANTEE: WILLIAM L. F.WARREN, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY BOOK/PAGE: BOOK 53, PAGE 47 DATE: DECEMBER 24, 1 847 DATE RECORDED: JANUARY 10, 1848 .g_ ATTACHMENT D DETAIL OF THE 1852 JOHN BEVAN MAP OF SARATOGA SPRINGS .. - i , 11 1 1:,:-. u 8, I ,gym ti s G kik, . ..:.1, 11.4„,,,, , —.,-,..:1,41. — . , , .,. .. . 1 , f W d ry g ,,, , , . a H - •te;- t.;,,-- -.. .,., _. 1 t -9- ATTACHMENT E SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTORY EXCERPTS FOR 69 PHILA STREET 1868-74 DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK IS NOT LISTED 1875-76 DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 21 PHILA1 o 1876-78 DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 69 PHILA 1879-81 DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 69 PHILA WOODWARD, EDWIN T., COMMANDER, U.S. NAVY, BDS 69 PHILA 1882-92 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 69 PHILA WOODWARD, EDWIN T., COMMANDER, U.S. NAW, BDS 69 PHILA 1893 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 69 PHILA WOODWARD, EDWIN T., LIEUT. COMMANDER, U.S. NAW, BDS 69 PHILA 1894 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 69 PHILA WOODWARD, EDWIN T. DIED FEB. 22, 1894 WOODWARD, MARY H., WIDOW EDWIN T., H. 69 PHILA 1895-1910 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: REV. BOSTWICK HAWLEY DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV., H. 69 PHILA WOODWARD, MARY H., WIDOW EDWIN T., H. 69 PHILA to THE HOUSE NUMBERS ON PHILA STREET WERE CHANGED IN OR ABOUT 1875. NUMBER 21 PHILA STREET BECAME NUMBER 69 PHILA STREET AT THAT TIME. - 10- 1911 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: MRS. MARY H. WOODWARD DIRECTORY HAWLEY, BOSTWICK REV. DIED JULY 29, 1 910 WOODWARD, MARY H., WIDOW EDWIN T., H. 69 PHILA 1 91 2-31 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: MRS. MARY H. WOODWARD DIRECTORY WOODWARD, MARY H., WIDOW EDWIN T., H. 69 PHILA 1932 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: VACANT DIRECTORY WOODWARD, MARY H. DIED OCT 9, 1931 1933 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: VACANT 1934 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: MEYER SHUSTER, ROOMS DIRECTORY SHUSTER, MEYER (MOLLY), BOARDING & ROOMS, 69 PHILA, H. DO 193536 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: MRS. GUSSIE WEINSTSEIN, ROOMS DIRECTORY WEINSTEIN, GUSSIE, WID. REUBEN, ROOMS, 69 PHILA, H. DO 1937 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: JOSEPH RIEBER, ROOMS DIRECTORY RIEBER, JOSEPH (NANCY), ROOMS, 69 PHILA, R. DO 1938-42 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: MRS. GUSSIE WEINSTSEIN, ROOMS DIRECTORY WEINSTEIN, GUSSIE, WID. REUBEN, ROOMS, 69 PHILA, H. DO 1944 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: MRS. HARRIET SPELLMAN - 11 - DIRECTORY SPELLMAN, HARRIET MRS., EMP JAKE'S GRILL, H. 69 PHILA 1946-66 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: JACOB TASLETT 69 PHILA STREET: MRS. MARY TASLETT, ROOMS DIRECTORY TASLETT, MARY(MRS. JACOB), ROOMS, 69 PHILA, H. DO TASLETT, JACOB (MARY), H. 69 PHILA C 968-76 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: ALAN WEISS, ROOMS (AL'S PALACE) DIRECTORY WEISS, AL'S PALACE,ALAN WEISS PROP, 69 PHILA WEISS,ALAN (MARCIA), PROP AL WEISS PALACE, 69 PHILA, H. DO 1978 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: NO REPORT 1979-84 REVERSE DIRECTORY 69 PHILA STREET: EACH YEAR THERE WERE NINE OR TEN PEOPLE LISTED AT THIS ADDRESS - 12 - ATTACHMENT F DETAIL OF THE 1884 L.R. BURLEIGH BIRD'S EYE VIEW MAP OF SARATOGA SPRINGS '` I' I I 1/6 +gym I I ° i � , ri, r....110. ii!" „, 1Oilt"' A , ik P ll 't 1- 111 ,111 y at, F is i 1 $ g�4 •- . .� it „`# im a/ 1 I ,, kit% I i 1111 I 1 II ..0 . A rt. ' ) I, I m ilitj°'illia.,4:tei 1467 - AC' - , w .., ,11,11: 11 4*IP% '' Pi 1 11 I I 1 0 . Aoh„ r, 44.10 ., ii, I t ., ,v °- ° ; X1111 *° R f � 0w IV sd I #, .. f" 41'.. ",." .' . ' x r' 4 &it i a.ice a aF i° , I i a ,;,b� t Ill . .. � I. ,law ,, la 11.6 " - - - 13-