Taken a tour of 9 buildings that encompass the tour. Some are apartments and some are condos. So far the condos are the best (4 out of 9 done). The apartments are 700-1000 sq ft and are going for $1300-1400. Less than desirable layouts and workmanship. The condos seem to be a better value. Finished all 9 buildings. What a walk. Most were unfinished and unfurnished. The 4 that were furnished were people that opened their condos up for the tour. Very nice of them. The 2 that I liked the best were the Jefferson Clinton at 425k and the Vengeance Lofts. The building that I liked the best was the White Memorial Building. very historical and antiqued building. A period building. The Pike building actually used a Shaker concept - barrowed or shared light. One of the inside rooms had a large window in the upper half of the wall. This allowed a lot of outdoor light to enter, crossing the great room, kitchen and into one of the bedrooms. Since there is 12-15' high ceilings, I would have liked to see this concept carried through. The one window was 10' long by 4' high. If they would have done it on the opposite wall and the other bed/bathroom wall the outside light would have lit the entire loft. That would be friggen awesome.
Over all, it was a nice tour of an up and coming part of a very old city. I can appreciate how they maintained a significant portion of the buildings. However, in the Pike Building, the way they did the windows just baffles me. Another concern that I had is they did not repair the window trim outside. Well weathered and rotted, most of the paint had worn away decades ago leaving the wood to split apart more each year.