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Owner of Saratoga rowhouses hopes to save facades

Israel plans to rebuild destroyed brownstones

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The owner of a row of brownstones gutted by fire early Sunday said he plans to do his best to save the facade of the Woodlawn Avenue buildings. “We’re hopefully optimistic,” Robert Israel said of preserving the front of the late-19th century rowhouses. The front of 106 and 108 Woodlawn Ave. present the biggest stabilization challenges because that part of the building was most heavily damaged, Israel said. The fire also damaged 104, 102 and ...

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July 31, 2013
1:49 a.m.

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I am so glad they will be trying to save the facades. They are just so beautiful, I cannot imagine having to tear them down. Best of luck :)