Historic paint choice is always intriguing, but in this case, at the Oaklands, i

Historic paint choice is always intriguing, but in this case, at the Oaklands, i

Historic paint choice is always intriguing, but in this case, at the Oaklands, it tells a huge part of the story. The Oaklands was built at the end of an era downtown. In the Victorian era dark woodwork was all the rage, but 11 years after the Oaklands was built, Queen Victoria died and everything was changing. In style and design the new thing was lighter, brighter, less decorated. By the 1920’s the Oaklands was a relic with maids quarters, talking tubes, parlors, sitting rooms and geographically in an area that was no longer residential. The owner invested a lot into the Oaklands in 1929 to update it and change its appearance and function. It went from six, 1600 sqft apartments to 24 small… More

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