The uniquely shaped historic "Gilbaugh Apartments" building located at 1555-1561 Exchange Street in Astoria was one of several apartment buildings bequeathed to the Lower Columbia Preservation Society by Roberta Stramiello in 2007. Stained deep red with white trim when the Stramiellos first purchased the building, Tony and Roberta chose to paint the exterior a solid shade of brown.
In 2015, Bob and Cindy Magie purchased the property from LCPS and they have been diligently restoring and rehabilitating the building, inside and out, ever since. If you have driven or walked by it lately, you will have noticed a lot of shingle repair/replacement and that they have brought back a contrasting trim color to highlight the windows and decorative brackets.
Thank you to the LCPS members who joined us for an opportunity to visit the building's new stewards, learn about the projects they have undertaken, and tour one of the freshly revitalized apartments.