Babcock Shattuck House http://waer.org en Historic Mansion Returning to its Former Glory http://waer.org/post/historic-mansion-returning-its-former-glory <div>A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation. &nbsp;The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside. &nbsp;Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall. &nbsp; The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:05:49 +0000 Scott Willis 17270 at http://waer.org Historic Mansion Returning to its Former Glory Neglected historic mansion coming back to life http://waer.org/post/neglected-historic-mansion-coming-back-life <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Developers hope one day it will serve as a welcoming gateway to the Westcott and University neighborhoods.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Crews have been restoring the badly deteriorated front and rear porches of the former Jewish war veterans building, also known as the Babcock Shattuck house.&nbsp; work is also being done on the windows.&nbsp; David Michel with the University Neighborhood Preservation Association says the workers found more deterioration than they anticipated as they began working on the 118-year-old houseā€¦</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 02:58:17 +0000 Scott Willis 2964 at http://waer.org Neglected historic mansion coming back to life