One of the most historically significant buildings in downtown Schenectady, 268 State Street, is located on the corner of Erie Boulevard and State Street. It is home to Bangkok Bistro. The building was built in 1901 and was known as the Nicholaus Block Building. Under Foresight’s guidance, the exterior masonry was preserved and restored while the wood and metal elements were given a new multicolor paint scheme. The exterior was partially funded by a Facade Grant from the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation. The interior renovation included a complete rehabilitation of two apartments using funding provided to the building owners through the NYS Main Street Program. This project is part of the effort to further development on the both lower State Street and Erie Boulevard. Completed in 2010, this project received a 2011 Schenectady Heritage Foundation Preservation Award.
If you have an historic building that needs restoration, renovations or adaptive reuse, contact us at Foresight Architects for a review of your property.
Sadly, this historic building was demolished just seven years later. You can read more about what happened in the “Schenectady Gazette“.