6824  CLEMENT AVENUE

 
 

         At  6824 Clement, the steps were a major issue.  You had to come down with your feet sideways, and getting furniture upstairs would be quite a task.

    We set about cleaning it up, steaming off wallpaper, bringing down the old chimney on the 2nd floor, planning out electrical and plumbing, etc.,  until it was determined that it needed to be professionally dealt with by a lead-abatement team, done during the Christmas holiday season of 2013.

In January 2014, our team returned, installing electrical, plumbing, ductwork, relocating walls, installing a new staircase to both the 2nd floor and the basement, repairing the garage and installing a new garage door, installing new windows, to list a few.  John Schickle adeptly created curved corners on the passages between the 1st floor rooms, to replicate the archway in the original house.

      

    IN THE SPIRIT OF RENOVATING NEIGHBORHOODS INSTEAD OF JUST HOUSES, HABITAT HAS PURCHASED SEVERAL ABANDONED HOMES ON CLEMENT AVENUE IN THE SLAVIC NEIGHBORHOOD TO REMODEL FOR PARTNER FAMILIES.  THESE HOMES WERE BUILT AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, BEFORE INDOOR PLUMBING, WHICH EXPLAINS THE SLOPED ADDITIONS ON THE BACK OF MANY OF THE HOMES.  ONE OF THE HOMES WAS BUILT IN 1890!

    Above is the original kitchen, added on to the back of the house when indoor plumbing became available.

     To the left below is the stories of the stairwells. 

   To the right shows the transformation of the second floor.

Video above is the transformation of the first floor.

One-minute video above shows progress of basement, driveway, porch and landscaping.

Andrea, Jasmine and mom Annicole

To help with the problem with drainage and water in the basement, GCHFH landscaped a retention pond in the yard.

The short videos below reflect the incredible changes that occurred to that 1890 house at 6824 Clement Avenue, from November 2013 through July 2014.

One day in November 2014, our team helped demolition at another team’s house.

Dedication Day of another home, 6924,  in December, 2014.

7005 Clement, a story in itself