The Fenton at 945 West Ferry Street (google map) is wrapping up an impressive rehabilitation and has been rebranded as the Fenton Village. Sinatra & Co. Realty purchased the property in 2011 along with 1516 to 1526 Main Street shortly after. Previously the building was a prominent neighborhood eyesore, but it has been transformed into 23 apartments at a cost of three million dollars.
Units range from 1150 to 1180 square feet and feature original hardwood floors, exposed brick fireplaces, gated parking, key-fob entry, stainless steel appliances, shared balconies, and a 50 inch, flat screen, wall-mounted television. There are 18 two bedroom, two bath units and 5 two bedroom, one bath units that rent for $1200 per month. Laundry facilities are currently under construction for tenants on the first floor.
Planted benches and green space are located to the rear of the building for all tenants and their pets to enjoy. A large mural was created on the side of the metal fabrication building next door that faces the parking lot. It was based on a photo from the early 20th century of Main and West Ferry Streets.
The Fenton was built for guests of the Pan-Am Expo in 1900-01 and originally had five storefront spaces, a small lobby, and thirty-six hotel rooms. Originally the alcove porches on the upper floors extended slightly beyond the building for small balconies, but were removed long ago. Even after years of neglect and bad tenants, the building retains much of its original integrity including tile mosaics, tin ceilings, anaglypta with a fleur-de-lis and garland motif lining the hallways, and beautiful staircases.
For additional photos of the Fenton click here for my ipernity page and to inquire about renting one of these great apartments, get connected with Sinatra & Co. Realty at 716-220-8468