Finlaw Building, Salem landmark on 10 Most, is transforming!
Salem, NJ preservationist and PNJ Board member Janet Sheridan shares recent photos of the landmark Finlaw Building in Salem, listed in the 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in NJ in 2002. A long, long story of abandonment, deterioration, collapse and then rebirth.
A new structure is under construction while the preserved historic facade is undergoing restoration. Paint removal has revealed beautiful historic stone and brick work. New adjacent construction is compatibly designed, set back slightly, follows the rhythm and proportion of window openings, and is distinguished from the historic facade by a darker brick.