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Marlborough Building Restoration

The Historic Dwightsville Gateway Apartments “The Marlborough Building” project encompassed the nomination, listing, and rehabilitation of the historic three story building into five upper floor affordable residential apartments and two ground floor commercial units. Located in the Dwightsville neighborhood of the City of Binghamton’s First Ward district, the building is significant as a representative example of a small-scale commercial building in Binghamton. (The project also included four existing two story residential ‘workers houses’ made into eight affordable housing units, two of which are fully accessible.)

The budget was limited and the scope of work grew with the removal or modification of every building component. Part of the solution to this successful project was the fore thinking nature of the contractor who proposed alternate solutions, efficient and advanced systems, and techniques.

Original items that remained and serve an integral part of the final product include; brass doors, copper window trim, marble, metal ceilings, wood stair newels and railings, leaded glass panels, four original double hung windows, tile and wood floors, sheet metal cornices, a safe, wood entrance doors, interior window and door casings, skylights, stone, and tile copings.


Binghamton, NY

Construction Type

Renovation and Rehabilitation


3 stories; 9,000 square feet