Renovated front of building
The renovation of 1111 Saulnier, a circa
1910 two story boarding house is the first phase of a larger community
project which includes six shot gun duplex structures, two smaller
bungalows and the development of ten new affordable houses, all of which
around the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.
The goal of the Phase 1 building program was to provide housing and
community opportunities for eight elderly persons, who were living
on a fixed and minimal
budget, in the two story frame structure adjacent to the church building.
The renovation of the structure was an historic restoration in consultation
the Texas Historic Commission.
The renovation work maintained the scale and character of the original but
required new windows, exterior siding, roofing, interior finishes and mechanical,
and plumbing systems.
The renovated facility includes eight single units with private bathrooms,
two communal kitchens, and two living rooms. The communal areas which are
on each floor provide space for social interaction , television viewing and
All Photographs this page: ©2001 Hester
East Elevation, before renovation