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$1 / 800ft2 - Newtonville Depot 1st floor brick&beam 11' historic Fiske 1886 (Newton Newtonville)

86 Bowers St, Newtonville, MA 02460

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Recently rezoned VC3. Commercial 800 sq ft. Newtonville Depot, 86 Bowers St. 1st floor ground level maker space, brick and beam, 11' ceiling height. ADA compliant. Also included is a working basement of 600 sq ft (8 ft height). TAW agreement or lease, 1st, last, security deposit. call Harry, 617 390 3454 c. 'new ideas need old buildings' - build out potential.

- Historic Newton Mercantile building. The opening image is a rendering of the original Depot with the train station in the foreground. The train station was demolished in 1962 when the Mass Pike went through, leaving our building in the background to the right. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th images are the actual space at 86 Bowers; roughed in needing electrical, plumbing; HVAC mostly complete. The 5th image is the floor plan of the building (86 is at far left in 'demised' space) with dimensions of 20' wide x 40' deep = 800 sq ft. The 6th image is the building in horse 'n buggy days with dirt roadway.

Front and west facades are Fiske Homes fireproof front brick (https://brickfrog.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/boston-fire-brick-company-no-1/). After the Great Boston Fire of 1872, Newton learned valuable lessons on building design and structure. The Boston fire, because of the extreme heat, found conventional brick exploding. This fireproof brick predates sprinkler systems. Built by former Alderman George Fiske in 1886 who resided on West Newton hill. 7th pic is the detailed face brick frieze. 8th and 9th pics are the stampings on the Fiske Homes fireproof front bricks.

The 10th pic is the restored RR switch which in 2014 was salvaged from the abandoned railway spur in Upper Falls, which later became known as the Upper Falls Greenway (rail to trail). With the staff and students of NNHS
https://village14.com/2016/11/15/nnhs-students-preserve-some-newton-history the restoration occurred hailing the memory of an original historical relic from the 1800's. In 2022 Newton DPW placed the 2nd rebuilt switch on an unclaimed spit of land created by the Mass Pike construction of 1962. Coincidentally this RR switch is placed on the exact spot of the original train station.
https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:gb19g1268

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