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Renovations & Revitalizations

110-116 Baldwin Street


The oldest remaining building in its neighborhood, 110 Baldwin Street was built in the 1870s as the main offices of the Langdon Coal Company, operated by Jervis Langdon, the father of Mark Twain's wife Olivia Langdon. The coal company occupied one of the four street level commercial spaces, with the upper two floors used mostly for residential, and later mixed use. This historically rich building has also housed a window store, rug store, hat store, grocery store, piano store, small electrical appliance store, florist, furniture store, rug cleaner, sign maker, women's clothing store, auto-shop, slot-car racing, photo galleries, art studios, restaurants, offices of lawyers, brokers, doctors, insurers and architects, as well as meeting places for the Board of Education, Knights of Pythias, The Elmira Camera Club, and The Elmira Firemen's Association. When we purchased the property in 2019, much of the building was in moderate to severe disrepair. Different sections of the building had different degrees of decay, with sections of the first floor having been vacant for a relatively short time, and sections of the third floor abandoned for several decades, where the most damage was found. This massive project was officially completed in December of 2023, and more information can be found on the building's website,

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