Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Elm Gove Companies Earns the Neighborhood Improvement Award

The Manchester Historic Association recently awarded Elm Grove Companies with the Neighborhood Improvement Award for the rehabilitation of the historic Allyson Apartments at 307 Merrimack Street.

The Manchester Historic Association is a nonprofit organization that aims to collect, preserve, and share Manchester’s rich history so that the growing, changing city will retain ties to its past.

The Allyson Apartments is a recognizable historic landmark in Manchester. The Victorian style apartments were built in 1889, and include unique features such as ornate columns at the entryways and decorative brackets on the roof overhang. During the recent rehabilitation by Elm Grove Companies and subsidiary company Kindler Development Group, the entire exterior of the building was encapsulated using lead barrier compound, and all of the windows were replaced for energy efficiency. Additionally, extensive repairs were made to the interior of the building, notably the preservation of the original wood siding. It has quickly become one of the most sought out apartment buildings by local Manchester residents.

“We are extremely honored to be receiving the Neighborhood Improvement Award.” said Elm Grove Companies CEO Newton Kershaw III. “As a company we will always strive to preserve the integrity of these historic buildings and landmarks. We hope to have the opportunity to be involved in more rehabilitation and revitalization projects in the Manchester community in the future.”