Those who think a century old, derelict, rusting cast iron building can not be rehabilitated should check out No. 313-315 West 125th Street just west of St. Nicholas Avenue. It has been over a year since all of the scaffolding went up on the historic building that once had cinder blocks in the windows but this week reveals some interesting renovations. The "After" photo can be found after the jump.
Walking by this section of 125th Street, one will find that most of buildings facade has been restored with brand new windows and refinished with a fresh coat of high gloss paint. Mauve colored columns with accents of beige provide an interesting combo which probably is more true to the building's Victorian era roots. This building has a lot of total floor space and the commercial building is apparently prepping to see if any big retailer will come along.