Sunday, November 4, 2007

Art Gallery Reportedly Coming to Seaton Place

While participating in the Eckington Civic Association (ECA) cleanup on Saturday morning, I noticed that the building located at the corner of Seaton Place N.E. and Lincoln Road (26 Seaton Place N.E.) is being improved. It was approximately one year ago that I took a photo of the building while participating in another ECA cleanup. My post at the time appears here (incidentally, the amount of liquor containers found is way down compared to last year's cleanup).

I chatted with Steve, who just moved into a residence on Seaton. He says he spoke with someone in charge of the renovation, who said that an art gallery is planned for the space. So it's a rumor, but a good one. Either way, the improvement to this formerly-blighted structure is welcome.

Today's blogging location: Big Bear Cafe.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure this isn't in NE? Lincoln park crosses Seaton in NE, not NW.

Great news though

Kris Hammond said...

Yes, Seaton N.E.-- sorry about the typo... I cannot change change this until this evening.

CitySlurp said...

I hope that is true. Love art gallerys. I hope that it would be open after 5 sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I spoke with someone working on the project who let me know the following bits of information:

1. The owner is an artist who may be using the 2nd floor as a studio and 1st floor as a gallery.

2. The building is zoned commercial and there is a license for a 25 person cafe that was conveyed with the sale of the property.

We walk by this building on our way to the BFM each Sunday. How exciting!

Anonymous said...

You write very well.