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406 W. Gray Street

1866

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2 apartments, 2 bed 1 bath each

Rent Range-

N/A

Included Utilities-

Laundry in-units, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This two story Italianate home was built in 1866 for Oliver C. Kingsbury, a prominent produce merchant with O.C. Kingsbury and Co., and it remained the Kingsbury family home until 1934. It was converted to apartments in 1938. When we initially purchased this property in 2020, it was in rough shape, but we gutted the property and almost entirely rebuilt it, resulting in two beautiful brand-new two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments with a touch of historic charm. The building is currently in a contract with Catholic Charities.

407 W. Gray Street

1865

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2 apartments, 2 bed 1 bath each

Rent Range-

N/A

Included Utilities-

Laundry in-units, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This modest Colonial Revival home was built in 1865, for Orville G. Irvine, a grocer. Subsequent owners included an engineer for the American LaFrance Co., a department store manager, and a manger of a magazine company. In 1975. the house was converted to apartments. When we initially purchased this property in 2020, it was in rough shape, and had sustained severe damage from a large tree that had fallen on it. We gutted the property and almost entirely rebuilt it, resulting in two beautiful brand-new two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments with a touch of historic charm. The building is currently in a contract with Catholic Charities.

409-411 W. Gray Street

1890

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3 apartments, two 1-bed, one 3-bed

Rent Range-

$600-$795

Included Utilities-

Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This classic Queen Anne double-house was built in 1890 on a lot from the property of James L. Woods, a Lawyer with Diven, Hathaway, & Woods. He resided at 416 W. Water Street, and was the president of Elmira Gas and Light Co., as well as U.S. Commissioner from 1868-1869. Occupants of the building included a commercial travelers, retailers, a medical director, a dressmaker, educators, and a train conductor.

We purchased this property in 2012, and have been gradually renovating its three apartments as they become available. The west side of the building contains two up/down units, 1 bedroom each, and the east side is a large, two-story, three-bedroom half house.

410 W. Gray Street

1885

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8 apartments, two studios, five 1-bed, one 2-bed

Rent Range-

N/A

Included Utilities-

Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This building is a large three-story stick style structure built in 1885 for Clay W. Holmes, publisher of The Elmira Advertiser. Holmes wrote a book about Elmira's Civil War confederate prison camp in 1912 while living in this house. Right behind this house is the building which housed the Frostilla Factory, built in 1885. Frostilla was a fragrant pink skin lotion, which in the late 1800's was famous across the U.S, Canada, and Europe. When Frostilla prospered, Mr. Holmes entered the newspaper field and in 1890, became the business manager of The Advertiser. In 1896, he started the Hygela Refrigerating Company. He served as director and vice president of the Canton National Bank, president of the Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, first president of the Elmira Water Board, president of the Turner Electric Co., and the Elmira Board of Education. In 1936, the house was converted into apartments.

We purchased this property in 2009. It contains eight apartments, and we've been renovating as they become available. They feature a mix of oak and white kitchen cabinetry, hardwood floors, fireplaces, and lots of unique built-in space. The building is currently in a contract with Catholic Charities.

419 W. Gray Street

1872

1/10

2 apartments, 3 bed each

Rent Range-

$795

Included Utilities-

Off-Street Parking, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
The house was built by William H. Plowman of Plowman and Wyckoff Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, of 126 W. Water St. Around 1900 it was purchased by James Campbell, a sanitary inspector. The house was divided into two apartments in 1913, and Anna S., widow of James, remained in the house and operated Campbell's Beauty Shop until 1950. Other occupants have included teachers, bankers, and commercial travelers.

We purchased this property in 2012, and brought its two massive three-bedroom apartments back to life. It features laminate flooring, updated oak kitchen cabinetry, updated bathrooms, spacious rooms, fireplaces, and porches.

422 W. Gray Street

1850

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3 apartments, 1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed

Rent Range-

$650-$795

Included Utilities-

Laundry in some units, Off-Street Parking, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This home was built by Henry T. Palmer in 1850, the first house east of Elm Street. Mr. Palmer was a prominent painting contractor. In 1901, Thomas W. Patterson bought the house. He sold boots and shoes and his wife Minnie T., was a teacher at School #2.

We purchased this property in 2018, and have given it a number of renovations and updates. The building features updated oak kitchen cabinetry, updated appliances, updated bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a large back yard.

463 W. Gray Street

1876

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4 apartments, one 2-bed, three 1-bed

Rent Range-

$895-$1395

Included Utilities-

All Utilities Included
This grand home was originally built in the Eastern Stick style in 1876, designed by Eugene B. Gregory, a prominent local architect, specializing in Stick style houses. The house was then sold to Irving Denman Booth (1843-1914). I. D. Booth founded a ''heavy hardware' wholesale company in 1875. The I. D. Booth, Inc. serviced the railroad and other heavy industries in the city. The company continues as a wholesale plumbing and electrical firm to this day. I. D. Booth held civic posts including city alderman and fire commissioner, as well as director of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Commissioner of Civil Defense in 1918, director of the Second National Bank, and sat on the Elmira College Board of Trustees. In 1925, the house was passed on to Wilfred I. Booth, who made significant alterations to the house. The remodeling to its present Tudor style was accomplished by Frederick H. Johnston, a prominent builder in Elmira during that time. He built commercial, industrial and residential buildings throughout the city, including the Elmira Country Club, and many of the sprawling mansions in the Strathmont Park neighborhood. Wilfred l. Booth was noted for his Chocolate company “Queen City Chocolate Drops” in 1890, which enjoyed a national market until the firm's demise during the great depression. In 1937, Michael Danaher, a lawyer, purchased the house from Booth, and converted the house to apartments.

We purchased this property in 2011, and it quickly became one of our showcase properties. The building is made up of a massive 2-bed 2-bath apartment on the first floor, featuring two gas fireplaces, a large wood-beam ceiling dining room, and designer kitchen. The upper floors contain three gorgeous one-bedroom apartments, each with their own unique layout and historic features, as well as large communal library area at the top of the grand staircase.

468 W. Gray Street

1869

1/15

3 apartments, two 2-bed, one 1-bed

Rent Range-

$625-$825

Included Utilities-

Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This home was built for Eliza Suffern in 1869, and she resided there until 1876. In 1878, the home was foreclosed on and sold at in a public auction. Owners and occupants have included: H. Belson Sly, general insurance of 126 E. Water Street; Charles Phillips, manager of Elmira Rolling Mill Co. in Elmira Heights; Charles Swan Jr., of Swan & Sons Fire Insurance and Real Estate; William Turnbull, lawyer; Leonard Clinton, treasurer for Barker, Rose and Clinton; Max Kenner, proprietor of Amusement Novelty Supply Co; and Clark Craine, commercial artist.

We purchased this property in 2011, and it features one one-bedroom apartment and two large two bedroom apartments. The building's features include hardwood flooring, updated appliances and oak kitchen cabinetry, tile floor bathrooms with a cherry vanity, high ceilings, stained glass, large porches, and an attached two-car garage.

517 W. Gray Street

1885

1/15

3 apartments, one 3--bed, two 1-bed

Rent Range-

$695-$895

Included Utilities-

All Utilities Included
This residence is a two-story Gothic Revival home built in 1885. This house was owed by Mrs. Mary Loonie in 1899. She was joined by her sister, Annie Loonie In 1900. From 1902-1916, Guiford Tobey, a retired farmer, lived in the house. In 1919, the house was converted to three apartments.

We purchased this property in 2009, and it contains two one-bedroom units, as well as a spacious three-bedroom featuring a large marble fireplace and formal dining room. Other features of the building include all hardwood flooring throughout, updated oak kitchen cabinetry, updated bathrooms with tile flooring, as well as two large enclosed porches.

519-521 W. Gray Street

1884

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2 apartments, 3 bed each

Rent Range-

$895

Included Utilities-

Laundry in-units, Off-Street Parking, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This 2-1/2 story Gothic Revival style double-house was built in 1884, and remains a side-by-side duplex, with two massive three-bedroom units. The first owner was Fred T. Estabrook, a piano and organ tuner and teacher, who lived there from 1885-1921. In 1908, Mr. Estabrook used part of the house for his business. By 1903, he constructed a stucco building in the rear of the lot for the storage of pianos.

We purchased this property in 2018, and have completely remodeled the 521 side, featuring restored hardwood floors, updated kitchens and bathrooms, a large back yard, grand staircase, and unique Victorian windows and frames.

524 W. Gray Street

1885

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4 apartments, 1-bed each

Rent Range-

$795-$825

Included Utilities-

Laundry in-units, Off-Street Parking, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This house was built in 1885 for C. W. Fergerson, whose family owned W. H. Fergerson and Son, 131 W. Water St., produce dealers. The family lived here for many years, and in 1922 the house was converted into apartments.

We purchased this property in 2011, and it contains four very unique one-bedroom apartments, each with a bonus room. It features hardwood flooring throughout, fireplaces, original woodwork, updated kitchens and bathrooms, laundry in each unit, as well as large porches.

533 W. Gray Street

1880

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2 apartments, 2-bed each

Rent Range-

$725-$795

Included Utilities-

Laundry in-units, Off-Street Parking, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This home was built in 1880. In 1898, Ebeneezer Drew, of Fancy Goods and Millinery at 128 W. Water St. lived here. It was converted to two apartments in 1925. We purchased this property in 2011, and completely rebuilt the second floor apartment, which features a large sun porch. Other features of the building include hardwood flooring, spacious rooms, laundry in each unit, as well as the original decorative Victorian moldings.

604 W. Gray Street

1876

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4 apartments, three 1-bed, one studio

Rent Range-

$595-$695

Included Utilities-

Laundry Center, Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
This house was built in 1876 for Edmond V. Parker, first a job-printer at 223 W. Water Street in 1882, and later a commercial traveler. During his occupancy, M. Belle York dressmaker, had her business there. From 1923 to 1955, Mary Dates owned and occupied this house, where she operated the Dates Beauty Shop. In 1940, she converted the house into three apartments. Other Occupants have included an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, an employee of Willy-Morrow Co., employee of the Elmira Water, Light and Railroad Co., proprietor of the Handy Shop, an insurance agent, ball player and stenographer of the Empire Product Co. We purchased this property in 2014, and it features new oak kitchens, updated bathrooms, and laminate flooring.

615 W. Gray Street

1860

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3 apartments, two 2-bed 1-bath, one 2-bed 1.5-bath

Rent Range-

$775-$895

Included Utilities-

Laundry in-units, Off-Street Parking, Water, Sewer, Trash Collection
The house was originally built for J. Sloat Fassett, a local lawyer and politician, in 1860. He sold the home in 1900 to George Snyder, a carriage maker and blacksmith at 226 William Street. The house was converted to three apartments in 1909.

We purchased this property in 2012, and though the house may seem very modest on the outside, its three apartments boast tons of unique historic features. The large 2-story, 2-bed, 1.5 bath was a complete renovation, featuring a huge dining room, double living room, and restored hardwood flooring. The building as a whole features custom kitchen cabinetry with updated appliances, updated bathrooms, laundry in-units, and unique features such as French doors, fireplaces, historic windows, exposed brick, and built-ins can be found throughout the building.

634 W. Gray Street

1880

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3 apartments, 1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed

Rent Range-

$675-$925

Included Utilities-

All Utilities Included
This house was built in 1880 for Alonzo Tobey. His occupations included fireman, teller-man for the Hook and Ladder Co., and driver for the Elmira Fire Department. He occupied the house until 1926 and in 1935, the house was converted into apartments.

We purchased this property in 2009, and it features new laminate floors, new kitchens and bathrooms, and restored hardwood floors on the second floor as well as an upper porch.

636 W. Gray Street

1895

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4 apartments, 1-bed each

Rent Range-

$625-$725

Included Utilities-

All Utilities Included
The house was built in 1895 for Albert Winfield. It was then transferred in 1903 Nelson Bowen, tobacco buyer, and later a buyer for John Brand Co. In 1940, the house was converted into four apartments.

We purchased this property in 2009, and its features include updated kitchens and bathrooms, wood beam ceilings, and stained glass.