Vacant building on Schenectady’s Barrett Street to be restored

May 9, 2022

BY CHAD ARNOLD, The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — A vacant building originally constructed in 1900 that once housed the meeting place for a local carpenters union during the labor movement before becoming a jazz club in the 1990s is on the path towards historic recognition — and restoration.

Christopher Marney is hoping to have 145 Barrett St. added to the city’s Historic Overlay District, which would make the building located about a block from City Hall eligible for historic tax credits while applying strict standards for historic properties laid out in the city code.

Marney and his husband acquired the property in 2017 with the intent of turning the former townhouse with a brick facade into a restaurant, but plans fell through and the pandemic took root a short time later.

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